Lubbock Walk To End Alzheimer’s to fund research, potential cure - FOX34 Lubbock

Lubbock Walk To End Alzheimer’s to fund research, potential cure

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

More than 380,000 Texans live with Alzheimer's disease. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. 

That makes the Lubbock Walk to End Alzheimer's even more person for organizers and volunteers, some of the 1.4 million friends and family members that provide care for Texans with Alzheimer's. 

Drue Banta, Development Director with Alzheimer's Association West Texas Chapter said the walk is a reminder that this is a disease that affects a range of people and the need to find a cure is crucial.  

"We care about everyone that's going through a hard time," Banta said. "We just need to get the message out even more, find people that don't know there's support for people with Alzheimer's, for care givers, and we don't want that to be a problem for next year or the year after."

The association hopes to find that cure by 2025 with the help of donations and fundraisers. To learn more about the Alzheimer's Association, click here

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