RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Thousands of residents of the greater Richmond area joined the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s during the morning on Saturday.

The walk was held in partnership between 8News and the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Richmond Chapter. All funds raised through the 1-mile and 2-mile walk — held in the Libbie Mill Midtown area — supported the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association nonprofit.

Participants also honored those affected by Alzheimer’s at the Promise Garden ceremony — signifying solidarity in the fight against the disease.

During the ceremony, walkers carried flowers of various colors, each color representing their personal connection to the disease.