ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- Registration is open for this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's, which is set to take place next month at Eldridge Park in Elmira. 

Alzheimer's is a progressive disease which destroys a person's memory and other mental functions. Each year, the Alzheimer's Association hosts the walk event. It aims to not only show support in solidarity, but also to raise funds to help find a cure. Money raised will go towards ongoing care for people living with Alzheimer's disease, and to help fund research to find a cure. 

"There is no cure and bottom line is it is projected to triple in the next 20 to 30 years so we need to do something about it and I think it's important that everybody take the time to recognize it and understand it and hopefully help us fund the research and the care behind it," says Kevin Diehl, Director of Business Operations at Visiting Angels, and the 2019 Walk Chairman. 

There are currently 400,000 New Yorkers living with Alzheimer's disease, and approximately 1 million unpaid caregivers in the state. The 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's is taking place on Saturday, October 19th at Eldridge Park.

To register for the Walk to End Alz, click here: https://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=12575&pg=entry