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Walk benefits Alzheimer's awareness

WFMZ's Clayton Stiver emceed the event

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - It's one of the top 10 causes of death in the nation. More than 1,000 people hit the pavement in Bethlehem for the walk to end Alzheimer's Saturday.

The annual walk took place at the Steel Stacks and each participant carried a flower indicating their connection to the the disease.

Blue was for those currently diagnosed, yellow for a person caring for an Alzheimer's patient, purple for a people who have lost someone to the disease, and orange for those supporting the cause.

The Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley chapter estimates close to 300,000 individuals in our area affected by the disease.

WFMZ meteorologist Clayton Stiver served as the emcee for the event.. The group raised close to $170,000.

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