MERIDIAN, ID - Alzheimer's Disease is now the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S according to the Alzheimer's Association.
You can help find a cure by taking part in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday at Kleiner Park in Meridian.
Organizers say the Walk to End Alzheimer's is the Alzheimer's Association's largest fundraising and awareness event in order to support the resources they offer.
The development specialist for the Greater Idaho Chapter says they are expecting more than 1,500 people to attend.
The money raised at the event goes to fund their 24/7 help-line, support groups, free education classes, advocacy, and research.
She says she got involved because it affects her personally and she also wants to help others.
"When I got involved I really learned about the global epidemic, the scale of Alzheimer's Disease and the fact that there is 5 million Americans suffering and that it's set to triple by 2050 if we don't find a treatment prevention or a cure so it's very personal to me, but also because I want to end this epidemic. It's important to reclaim our future from Alzheimer's Disease," said Lindsay Meloy, Alzheimer's Association- Greater Idaho Chapter.
You are welcome to sign up at Kleiner Park in Meridian for the walk Saturday morning. Registration is at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11:30 a.m.