ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- There are currently more than 400,000 people in New York living with Alzheimer's, a progressive disease which destroys memory and other important mental functions.

This weekend, you can help in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease. Each year, hundreds of people from across the Southern Tier join together for the cause. 
The 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's is taking place at Eldridge Park on Saturday morning.

Registration is available online ahead of the event, and you can register on-site at 8:30 a.m. Opening ceremonies are set for 9:45 a.m. with the the walk beginning at 10 a.m.

There is a short-version and a longer version of the walk around Eldridge Park. The goal for the Elmira event is to raise $46,000. Money raised will go to help fund treatment for those living with Alzheimer's Disease, and also research to help scientists and doctors one day find a cure for a condition which affects so many. 

The online registration for the Elmira event can be found here: http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2018/NY-ROCHESTERampFINGERLAKESREGION?fr_id=11417&pg=entry