On Staten Island residents hit the street Saturday, October 12th to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s. 

Hundreds came together at The College of Staten Island to take part in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. It's one of four walks organized by the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. 

More than 600 participants came together, raising more than $50,000. The money will help fund research and programs in the city that assist those affected by the disease, as well as their caregivers.

Officials say it's important to come together to find a cure. Rep. Max Rose (D) Brooklyn/Staten Island says "it’s time that this country rises to its true potential and we build a world where Alzheimer's is a thing of the past.”

To learn more on how you can help, or what resources are available visit ALZ.org.