Danville, VA-- Hundreds of people proudly wearing purple took a walk in downtown Danville this morning for a special reason.
They were taking part in the annual Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. Our very own Heather Rosenbaum was the emcee. Everyone from Alzheimer's patients to caregivers were at the walk.
Event coordinators say they're noticing a bigger turn out to these events because more people are now being affecting by the disease.
"People are more and more touched by Alzheimer's," Chapter President & CEO Sue Friedman said."If it's not in their family they have a church friend or they have a neighbor and so alzheimers is really touching everyone and it makes people want to do something."
Almost $20,000 was raised from Saturday's event. The proceeds will go toward Alzheimer's service programs in the Danville area.