Walk To End Alzheimer's Draws Big Crowd

Walk To End Alzheimer's Draws Big Crowd Click to Enlarge

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - More than 600 people took part in this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's in St. Cloud, that raised upwards of $150,000 to fight the disease.

95 teams were registered to walk the three mile route around Lake George.

Eric Linn and his four brothers from Avon walked in honor of their mother, who died from Alzheimer's at 65.

"Our story is lengthy, my mom raised us after a farm accident took my dad's life, we were a young family, she raised us and unfortunately she ends up with Alzheimer's, the five of us our here with our families and grand-kids are all here so it's real special to us," Linn said.

Linn was impressed with the amount of people who walked to raise money for research to find a cure.

"It's powerful to have everyone here and stick together, you know if everybody can keep stamping their feet we will get a cure," he said.

Tami Kolbinger from Becker lost her father to Alzheimer's and walked in his memory.

Kolbinger has participated in many walks, and says it's always powerful to see people with Alzheimer's, some with canes or are pushed in wheelchairs is touching.

"All the people that have the disease that come out to walk for it always is very moving, and everybody is very gracious," she said.

The Rock for Alzheimer's at Bad Habit Brewing Company in St. Joseph also raised money to help fight the disease that affects 91,000 Minnesotans.

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