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$23,000 Raised Locally for Finding a Cure to Alzheimer's Disease

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - More than 5 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's and more than half a million of those people are here in the state of Florida.

That's why people from all over Bay County came out to the Sweetbay community to walk for a cure. This is the world's largest event to fight Alzheimer's disease with walks taking place all over the country.
Alzheimer's Disease

Here in Panama City, over 200 people came out for the cause and nearly $23,000 has been raised for research efforts towards finding a cure.

Organizers said it means the world to them to see people supporting this important cause.

"It doesn't have a medication that treats it directly and it doesn't have a cure. So seeing peope that are committed to help us in the fight to finding a cure for this disease is of great importance," said Alzheimer's Association Program Manager, Damarys Melendez.

There will be an upcoming forum hosted by members of the Alzheimer's association on September 29th at 10 a.m.

The forum will be held at the Bay County library, all are welcome to attend.


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