Alzheimer's Disease

Williamsburg walks to end Alzheimer's

Williamsburg walks to end Alzheimer's

They lifted flowers to the morning sky, the synthetic petals spinning in the wind. Blue, yellow, purple orange - each color represented a different experience related to Alzheimer's disease.

A crowd of nearly 600 people lifted these flowers as they walked to end Alzheimer's Saturday morning.

At the kick-off ceremony for the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's in Williamsburg, Barbara Monteith explained the significance of these Promise Garden flowers.

Blue for those living with the disease. Yellow for caregivers. Purple for those have lost someone to Alzheimer's. Orange for those who advocate for the disease.

Monteith, a staff member of the Alzheimer's Association's...