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Walk to end Alzheimer's in Dubuque


A "mini" Walk to End Alzheimer's in Dubuque Wednesday brought out residents and staff members of Stonehill Franciscan Services.

The event raised money and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association, which holds its larger annual Dubuque walk Sept. 17.

Eric Thomas is the president and CEO of Stonehill and said Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia there. The Alzheimer's Association said it's the most common form nationwide.

Thomas said spreading the word is key to finding a cure.

"Things like cancers and heart disease and HIV and AIDS get quite a bit more funding from the government than the treatment and possible cure for Alzheimer's and dementia, so aside from raising awareness, we need to raise money," he said.

Another Walk to End Alzheimer's will happen at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo Sept. 24. Cedar Rapids and West Union also have events this year.

To find your nearest Walk to End Alzheimer's event, click HERE.

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