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Omaha Walk to End Alzheimer's raises $245,000

Posted at 2:53 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 15:53:34-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Participants in Saturday's Walk to End Alzheimer's raised approximately $245,000 to fund Alzheimer's care, support and research programs.

Fundraising efforts continue through Dec. 15, 2019, with the overall fundraising goal being $261,000.

“Our day together was filled with hope,” said Angel Horton Frank, Walk Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association. “Area businesses and families share a commitment to changing the course of this fatal disease. Together, we can accelerate research funds that will help scientists find ways to slow, prevent, and eventually cure this disease. We encourage area families to help us reach our event goal by contributing to their favorite walker or to the general fund for the Omaha Walk to End Alzheimer’s at []

KMTV was one of the event's sponsors on Saturday, with sports director Adam Krueger as the emcee.

In Nebraska alone, more than 34,000 people live with Alzheimer's. Nationwide, more than 5 million live with the disease and it's the sixth-leading cause of death.

Registration for next year's event will open in January.