Hundreds nearly reach fundraising goal after walk for Alzheimer’s research

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – The Alzheimer’s Association was just $3,000 shy of meeting their fundraising goal after its Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

More than 800 residents attended the walk over the weekend, raising more than $97,000 to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s several research programs.

During a ceremony preceding the walk, several local families affected by disease shared their experiences.

Organizers set a goal of $100,000. In order to reach its goal, fundraising will continue through December 20.