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      Alzheimer's walk attracts a big crowd

      TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- The walk to end Alzheimer's in the Tri-Cities saw its biggest turnout this year.

      550 people cruised along the Columbia River this afternoon.

      That's nearly 150 more participants than a year ago.

      The walk raised upwards of $90,000 this morning - all going to the Inland Northwest Alzheimer's Association.

      And for the participants the walk means promise for loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's.

      "My mom had to endure through her-the disease for nine years - it was really hard, and-but our family went through just not knowing. That's why as a family we do this.," said Local Alzheimer's Association Director Melissa Poland-Anapik.
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