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Lubbock volunteers walk to raise money for Alzheimer's Cure

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The heat didn't stop the crowd from showing up at the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's at Mackenzie Park on Saturday.

The walk was at the Wells Fargo Ampitheatre, and hundreds were there with one common goal: to raise money to find a cure for Alzheimer's.

For most people walking today, it's something that hits pretty close to home.

Ashley Ammons, a volunteer for the walk, said that she is walking for her grandfather.

"I'm just a volunteer," Ammons said. "I lost my grandfather to Alzheimer's three years ago so I just do what I can to raise awareness and do as much as I can."

The organization met its $75,000 goal with the money that was raised today.

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