The Alzheimer’s Association raised more than $55,000 this past Saturday in Monroe County with its Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Bryan Park. Nearly 500 people participated in a one mile walk which not only raised money but also raised awareness of this disease and the latest research in the field. Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease that affects older people. The number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s increases each year as the American population ages. It is currently the sixth leading cause of death. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the Alzheimer’s Association’s largest fundraiser. Walks are held in cites throughout the country. The Indianapolis Walk to End Alzheimer’s is ranked 8th largest in the country. It will be held on October 12th at Military Park.