Oct 12, 2013 6:51 PM
More than 1,000 people participated in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Chico Saturday.
The benefit walk took place at Lower Bidwell Park and the goal: raise more than $132,000 to fight the disease.
Event organizers say Alzheimer’s is a growing problem that needs to be addressed.
“While other major diseases have gone down we have seen an increase of 68 percent getting Alzheimer’s,” said Suzanne Watroba of the Alzheimer’s Association. “It’s growing and if we don't change the trajectory of the disease, we’re going to have a big issue and its going to affect everyone.”