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A walk to end Alzheimer's in Asheville could raise as much as $85,000 for research and patient services.
The Alzheimer's Association will hold the event Saturday morning in Pack Square Park.
Doctor Jocolin Eichelberger has a good attitude about her battle with the memory-loss disease that affects 5.4 million Americans.
The 71 year old educator and her husband, Dennis, promote the walk by placing pinwheel flowers in honor or memory of those affected by Alzheimer's.
It's especially hard on caregivers.
Jennie Pressley, Alzheimer's Association, "it really wears them down. A lot of times they have to quit work; so they're not being paid to take care of their loved one and then they're losing income from their job so it's a very expensive part of Alzheimer's disease."
Dennis Eichelberger, caregiver, "it gets to be very tiring on a caregiver and it's very important you have a support group you are building each day."
The walk begins at 10AM Saturday at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville.
Check-in starts at 9AM.
For more information, call (828) 254-7363 or click here for details on how to register.