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Rochester residents Walk to End Alzheimer's

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ROCHSTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Imagine waking up in the morning, and all the people you used to know are all strangers.  It's not uncommon for those suffering from Alzheimer's disease.  That's why efforts were underway over the weekend raise money for a cure.

Dozens showed up at RCTC Saturday to raise money for The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's.  It was cheerful day filled with the good music, and a lot of smiles.  Walkers braved tough summer heat to raise money for their loved ones.

"Each colors represent someone different, and yellow means your supporting someone with Alzheimer's. I wrote the names of the people I'm here for today on the different petals," said Kali Maciver who walked Saturday.

Last year the event raised 53,000 dollars for Alzheimer's research and awareness.  Saturday was all about remembering the ones that are loved, and the ones that are lost.

The numbers aren't in yet for how much money was raised this year, but the organization hopes to continue their success from last year.

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