GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-
On Saturday morning hundreds of people walked at Long Family Memorial park to help end Alzheimer's disease.
Over 200 people showed up in support.
Money from the walk funds the local Grand Junction Alzheimer's Association office. It is mainly used to provide services to caregivers and their families.
The organization also offers professional education for various groups, including nurses and first responders.
Walkers carried different colored flowers during the event. Each color represented how the disease affects their lives in some way.
Teresa Black, the Western Colorado regional director, said, "There's not a lot of bright spots in this disease, it is a fatal disease. There is no cure and there are no even effective treatments really. So we don't have a lot of chances to smile and celebrate and do happy things. So this is one of our few chances to do that."
If you missed Saturday's walk, another one will be held in Montrose on Saturday, Sept. 22.
You can also create a virtual team in order to donate money. Head to www.alz.org/walk
Members with the organization will also be raising money for an additional cause starting Monday morning. On Friday night, one of the volunteers trucks caught on fire. Rather than saving personal items, she immediately grabbed the items meant for the Alzheimer's Walk. The truck was a total loss.
You can head to Alpine Bank starting money and donate to the Gross Family Fund.