South Florida walks to end Alzheimer's

Local 10's Jason Martinez leads Walk to End Alheimers

Published On: Nov 10 2012 08:48:17 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 11 2012 08:39:20 AM EST

Hundreds of people gathered in Hollywood Saturday morning for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Local 10's Jason Martinez emceed the event.

Proceeds benefit the The Alzheimer's Association which aims to find a cure for the disease and help families affected by it. Today, the Association holds walks in more than 600 communities nationwide.

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As many as 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. The number of people living with this disease in the U.S. could climb to as high as 16 million by 2050. As the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer's is the only cause of death among the top 10 causes without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. Hispanics are about one and one-half times more likely to have Alzheimer's and other dementias than their Caucasian counterparts.