People touched by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia walked to find a cure.
About 400 hundred people walked while holding flowers with colors representing how they have been affected by the disease at Little Bay Park Saturday.
It’s part of the annual Queens Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which is one of several walks throughout the five boroughs hosted by the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
NY1 Anchor and Reporter Shannan Ferry emceed the event.
A man from Queens, who lost relatives to dementia and Alzheimer’s, walked with family members. He said he too was recently diagnosed with a type of dementia.
“Unfortunately we don’t have a cure for it yet. So it’s important for us to donate money to encourage research so we can find a cure for that disease," said Kenneth Ong.
The walk raised more than $70,000 towards services for people affected and research for a cure.