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Hundreds Walk for Thought

Posted October 4, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Millions of Americans suffer from a memory robbing disease. Saturday hundreds of people gathered in the RTP, taking steps to fight Alzheimer's.

The annual memory walk is sponsored by the Eastern North Carolina Alzheimer's Association. WRAL'sBill Leslielead a group on a 5 mile walk for charity. Those who participated say walking for Alzheimers is a worthwhile effort.

"No one in my family has ever had Alzheimers," explains walker, Frank Fleming, "but I know family members of friends who had it, and it's pretty devastating when you see what happens to them."

The money raised during Saturday's walk will support the many services offered by the Alzheimer's Association to families dealing with the disease.

Photographer:Ron Pittman