PEORIA -- More than 500 people are gathering along the Riverfront for A Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease.
It's a disease that's on the rise, and it currently has no prevention, treatment or cure.
The executive director for the central Illinois Alzheimer's Association said today's event helps families remember lost loved ones and work toward a cure.
Nikki Vulgaris said, "We're standing up against the disease, we want to fight this disease and we also want to advocate and educate not only our legislators but the general public on what this disease is all about."
This year's event raised $80,000 for the central Illinois Alzheimer's Association. The money helps pay for the programs and services it offers.