LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Thousands of people came out to walk in support in finding a cure to end Alzheimer’s Saturday morning at Louisville’s Waterfront Park.
The Greater Kentucky and southern Indiana chapter of the Alzheimer’s association provides service and education to about 80,000 people with Alzheimer’s in 125 counties across Kentucky and southern Indiana.
Laura Devine of New Albany walked in honor of her late mother, Jeannette, who died in April at the age of 59 from the disease.
“She was diagnosed about 5 years and she went downhill pretty quick,” she said.
The walk supports services, education and research to find a cure.
“24 hours a day we have a help line. We have a very well-trained staff and we’re happy to help anyboy that comes in. We provide services for families in this area,” DeeAnna Esslinger of the Alzheimer’s Association said.