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Walk to End Alzheimer's location changed to South Plains Mall

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The location of the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's event this Saturday has been changed to South Plains Mall and the walk is starting an hour earlier.

"The location will be inside the South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Road. Please enter at the mall entrance closest to Barnes and Noble. Also, since we are going to be in the mall, no pets."

Registration is still at 8 a.m. but the walk will start an hour earlier, at 9 a.m.

Organizers of the event say they are concerned because, with only a few days left until the walk, they are no where near their fundraising goal.

The Lubbock area Alzheimer's Association set a goal of $95,000. So far, they have only skimmed past $50,000.

They are also down more than a dozen team registrations, compared with this time last year.

Shannon Ramos, the area director for the Alzheimer's Association, says she is encouraging participants to register as soon as possible.

Experts say Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death among both men and women.

Doctors are starting to see the disease affect people at younger ages.

"We don't know what causes it, we don't have a cure for it and it is terminal, it is a fatal disease. We don't have survivors. I think people should be alarmed by that and concerned by that," Ramos said.

To register online or to get more information, visit: act.alz.org.

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