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Oct 20, 2012 9:53 PM by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News

Hundreds gather in San Luis Obispo for Walk to End Alzheimer's

Hundreds of people were taking steps on Saturday, so that others have a chance to remember tomorrow.

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's was held at Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo.

Money raised from the 5K walk will go to Alzheimer's support and research, while also helping to raise awareness for the disease.

Organizers say that even people in their 30s and 40s can be diagnosed, with the youngest person diagnosed being just 29-years-old.

Nancy Sutton, the area director for the Alzheimer's Association, says, "It's very exciting. There's so many people here who are volunteers who come into our office and who help us. I've seen lots of caregivers who we support through our various programs and services, and so it's great to see them here."

They say there are around 600,000 people diagnosed in San Luis Obispo County, and 900,000 in Santa Barbara County, and that it is the number 2 disease people fear the most because there is no cure for it.

Organizers say they hope to have a cure by 2025.

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