LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- A sea of purple filled the Siena College campus Saturday for the Capital Region Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Participants planted a promise garden honoring people fighting the disease, caregivers, advocates, and loved ones who lost the fight with yellow, purple, blue, and orange flower pinwheels. A board member of the Alzheimer's Association says it is so important to raise funds to help people affected by the disease.
"Alzheimer's is becoming the biggest cause of death in our country. It is now up to number 6. We need to end this now. We need research. We need programs. We need to be able to help our people keep their parents and their loved ones at home longer," said board member Nancy Klucserits.
If you want to donate to the Alzheimer's Assocation you can head to http://www.alz.org/northeasternny/in_my_community_donate.asp