HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - On the campus of Holyoke Community College Sunday, hundreds joined the Pioneer Valley Walk to end Alzheimer's.
Some carried pictures of loved one's battling the disease, which is now America's sixth leading cause of death.
Many of those who laced up their sneakers today, care of Alzheimer's patients in their own homes.
Kelly Reyngold of Ludlow told 22News, "It's effected everything about our lives. She's with us 24 hours a day. So we are constantly living with a reminder of the disease that she has..
"A lot of emotions, a lot of memories, we've been in the walk for fourteen years, been volunteering, been raising funds for the walk," Explained Joan Koydana of Westfield.
22News anchor and I-Team reporter Laura Hutchinson showed her support, along with that of 22News by serving as master of ceremonies.
Many hundreds came to Holyoke to do their part to battle a disease that now effects at least five million Americans.