GRAND FORKS — Walk to End Alzheimer's goes virtual this year so attendees can practice social distancing while participating in the walk within small teams, Saturday, Sept. 19.

Event organizers said although the annual fundraising walk moved to a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they expect the walk will still make a difference for those who live with the progressive disease.

"There are 14,000 individuals living in North Dakota alone with Alzheimer and there are over 30,000 unpaid caregivers so we want to make sure that we're raising awareness," said Emily Bultema, senior development manager at Alzheimer's Association Minnesota and North Dakota Chapter.

They have already raised more than $40,000 towards their goal to end Alzheimer's, and are hoping to raise over 100,000.

The money will help them find a cure for Alzheimer's.

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Bultema said 24 teams are currently signed up to participate in the walk, and more teams are encouraged to sign up.

Find out more information about the Grand Forks event, here.