About 50 people ran a 5k to support awareness for Alzheimer’s

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About 50 people ran a 5k in Bismarck Saturday morning to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Touchmark on West Century, a retirement community hosted the event, called “The Longest Day.”
It’s meant to celebrate the summer solstice, which is tomorrow.

It’s the day that has the most light all year, as a symbol of fighting the darkness of Alzheimer’s.
Following the race, a live band put on a performance, and runners could enjoy bloody marys and music.

“We’ve had a lot of businesses partner with us and sponsor this event and even team members and even members of the community participate in this event,” said Ambrea Loftis, Touchmark life enrichment/wellness director.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are six point two million Americans 65 and up living with the disease.

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