TIFTON, GA (WALB) - Thousands of dollars were raised over the weekend to help families who are affected by Alzheimer's.
The dancing with the stars event in Tifton was a big success.
South Georgia residents raised nearly $125,000 for the Alzheimer's Association.
Alzheimer's is one the top 6 diseases effecting South Georgians, and the only one without a treatment or cure
More than 200,000 people living in Georgia suffer with the Alzheimer's disease.
"It was inspiring, I don't know how else to describe it for you. It's really inspiring to watch people there dig in their pockets. They were gonna donate anyway. But I think some of those mission moments made them dig a little deeper, just very successful for us," said Community Outreach Director Dan Phillips.
The money will go to research for a cure and to families affected by Alzheimer's.
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