EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Hundreds of people showed their support Saturday morning for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's.
The walk is one of the biggest fundraiser's for the Alzheimer’s Association which funds research for the disease.
Our own Judy Clark kicked off the event as the master of ceremonies.
And the UW-Eau Claire marching band even joined in.
The event gives a voice to families personally affected by the disease.
"My father had dementia, my grandmother had dementia. You feel alone in this disease. This walk shows that over 500 people came out just to show you support and make you know it’s important and we need to find a cure because if we don't I’m next, my kids are after me,” says organizer Paula Gibson.
WEAU’s Aaron Dimick and Megan Lowry also participated in the dunk tank.
Proceeds from ‘Dunk for a Cure’ also help raise money which goes towards a goal of $60,000.