Walk to End Alzheimer's held at Norwalk's Calf Pasture Beach

The Fairfield County Walk to End Alzheimer's took place on Sunday at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk.
Approximately 80,000 people in Connecticut live with Alzheimer's disease.
There are twice as many caregivers with many of them providing unpaid care. 
Over 1,200 participants returned for this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's since last year's event was virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, participants were also given the option to walk either before the "Promise Garden" ceremony or after.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, Promise Garden is a "hands-on, mission-focused activity that allows participants to raise flowers representing their promise to remember, honor, care and fight for those living with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers."
So far, the event has raised over $330,000 for the Alzheimer's Association and $150,000 in Rockland County, which will help families directly impacted and accelerate research into the disease.