The Anne Arundel County 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s took place October 16 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis.
The walk is an annual event that organizers say occurs in more than 600 communities nationwide, making it the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 million Americans are living with the disease, and it’s expected to cost the U.S. $321 billion.
The Anne Arundel walk raised $173,753 this year. Walk chair Ed Herold Jr. was the top individual fundraiser for the Anne Arundel walk for 2022, raising $11,410.
On the walk’s website, Herold documented watching the effect the disease had on his mother.
“The progression of dementia during my mom's final years had a profound effect on me,” Herold said.
During the event, each registered participant was given a Promise Garden flower with flower colors representing the individual’s connection to the disease.
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