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Alzheimer Society of Toronto presents "2011 Manulife Walk for Memories"

TORONTO – Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain that causes damage to memory and thinking process. In many ways the disease has touched the lives of many.

Just over a week ago it made headlines after a woman with Alzheimer’s froze to death after leaving her Scarborough home.

The Alzheimer’s “Manulife Walk for Memories” is now underway in the PATH system at Brookfield place.

Susan Sommers from the Alzheimer Society of Toronto said the money raised will help local families.

“And as the baby boomers turn 65 you’re going to see more and more. I actually don’t think there are many families who are not touched by it in some way,” said Sommers.

The society is hoping to raise $500,000 Saturday. The walk started at 9 a.m. and will continues until 12 p.m.

For more information on the walk, click here.