Alzheimer's association of Greater Cincinnati has announced that it has called all the people at Portsmouth to walk for raising funds for the disease.
"Walk to End Alzheimer's is the primary national fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association, Walk to End Alzheimer's is an annual event that brings the community together to remember and support those affected by Alzheimer's disease," said the report released by the association.
The 2014 Portsmouth Walk to End Alzheimer's had 370 participants that raised a collective funds of $31,000. An estimated 6,000 people participated in five regional Walks last year, raising a record total of $770,000 to support local programs and services and to fund national Alzheimer's research.
"Alzheimer's disease touches many families in Portsmouth and throughout southeastern Ohio. The Walk is a way for the community to come together in support of these families and the many important programs and services we provide," said Jeff Dehner, Special Events coordinator with the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati in a released statement.
The annual Portsmouth Walk to End Alzheimer's has been scheduled on Sept. 19 at the market square this year.