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Hundreds walk to end Alzheimer's

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Hundreds of people came together Saturday to take part in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. 

It was a chance for people to learn about the disease and how to get involved in advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment and support programs.

Many participants had family members who suffered from the disease, including Rep. Tim Griffin.

"My grandmother was afflicted by Alzheimer's in the early 90s and I understand how important it is that we fight for a cure," Griffin said. 

"In the 90s she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and began the slow descent into oblivion that accompanies that disease," said David Dearman with the Arkansas Alzheimer's Association board. "My brother worked together to make her as comfortable as possible. But there's no stopping that train once it starts down that track."

There was also a tribute to honor those affected by the disease.

 

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