AUSTIN (KXAN) — For 25 years, people have been coming together in support of Alzheimer’s education and research.
Saturday morning, Camp Mabry hosted the 25th annual Travis County Walk for Alzheimer’s, with the fundraiser taking the name “The Alzheimer’s Texas Walk” for the first time ever.
Alzheimer’s Texas separated from the National Alzheimer’s Association in January, meaning that 100% of the money raised at this year’s walk will benefit Central Texans. In the years before the split, 40% of the funding raised locally went to the national office in Chicago.
This year, the walk’s team captains were able to choose what their donations would go toward: the full mission, caregiver education, support services, early stage programs and services or Alzheimer’s research.
This year’s walk began at 8:30 a.m. and featured two scenic routes, a mile or 2.5 miles long, a live band, food trucks and kid’s activities.