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VIRGINIA BEACH Hundreds of people walked at the Oceanfront to raise awareness about Alzheimer's Sunday afternoon.

The purpose of 'Walk to End Alzheimer's' is to unite family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against the disease.

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.

Our 13NEWS anchor Sandra Parker came out to support the event. Parker says the cause is close to her heart because her father suffered from a form of dementia.

All money raised will fuel mission-related initiatives of care, support and research.

As the largest, private non-profit funder of Alzheimer's research, the Alzheimer's Association is committed to accelerating progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure.

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