Published Sunday, 22 September 2013
Charity supporters take part in the Memory Walk on Saturday. (© Presseye)
The event is the charity's flagship fundraiser, with similar walks taking place throughout the UK this month.
In partnership with Bupa Care Services, the society aims to support more people living with dementia through the vital funds raised.
With a target of £50,000 to reach, participants had a choice of completing a 2km or 10km route through the grounds of the iconic Parliament Buildings.
U105 presenter Carolyn Stewart, a long-time supporter of Alzheimer's Society, was on hand to see the walkers off.
"Dementia is something which affects over 19,000 people in Northern Ireland, so it's important we do what we can to raise money for people with the condition and their carers," she said.
"There was a great atmosphere at the event and I'm sure everyone had a fun day out as I certainly did."
Gillian Clarke, Community Fundraiser with the charity, described the day as such a great success" before adding: "I want to say a huge thank you to the thousands of people who took part."
She continued: "I would also like to thank Alzheimer's Society staff, volunteers and Bupa Care Services, who helped to organise the event, as well as Carolyn Stewart for coming along and lending her support.
'It was wonderful to see so many people come together and fight dementia whilst having a really great day out.
"With so many people estimated to be living with dementia in Northern Ireland, Memory Walk provides a vital way of raising funds to improve their lives today and find a cure for tomorrow."
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