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Performers take to the stage for Alzheimer's

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By: Hannah Paczkowski

Todd Pickering says he has a passion for acting. Today he's performing to support the people he loves.

"My mother does have Alzheimer's, also my uncle has Alzheimer's. It's amazing, we were talking earlier, about how many people have it," he said.

"Let's Put On a Show" is an all-day performance that raises money for Alzheimer's research.

It's part of the Longest Day campaign, a movement to honor those affected by the disease.

It lasts from sunrise to sunset.

"It means a lot to raise money for this, if we don't find a cure. I don't want anybody to go through what I've gone through, what my cousins have had to go through with my uncle, watching somebody slip away. It's just becoming an epidemic. We need to find a cure," Pickering said.

Pickering says sharing his passion with the cause can be therapeutic.

"My friend said something about how art heals, and it really does and you can see it in these plays," he said.

To donate to the Alzheimer's Association, go to Team: Let's Put On a Show.

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