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Hundreds Turn Out for Alzheimer's Walk In Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - More than 500 people turned out for the Alzheimer's Walk Saturday morning at Clover Island.

The Inland Northwest Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association sponsored the 5k race, now in it's 6th year.

Alzheimer's is the 3rd leading cause of death among adults in the state of Washington and nationally, nearly 5.2 million people are living with the disease.

"There are so many families out there struggling with this disease and the funds that are raised here helps to support programs and services that we bring directly here to the Columbia Basin,"  said Joel Loiacono, the Executive Director for the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

McCurley Integrity Dealerships presented a $3,500 check to support the cause. Organizers say they raised nearly $70,000 from the walk.

For information about Alzheimer's disease or for support, contact 1-800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org.

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