Written by Jayne Keedle
Chances are, you know someone affected by Alzheimer's Disease. It's the nation's sixth leading cause of death and takes a tremendous toll on both the people who have it and their caretakers.
Sept. 28, thousands will join forces in the ongoing battle to find treatments and a
cure for this disease in The Walk to End Alzheimer’s
in Point Pleasant Beach.
Officials are setting up, and starting from, the
corner of Arnold and Baltimore Avenues. Festivities start at 9:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 10.
CBS News Legal Analyst Jack Ford will give opening
remarks, The Oceanaires barbershop quartet will harmonize, and entertainer Ken Johnstone will once again sing and play
Individuals with the disease, caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer's, advocates and those who have lost someone to the disease will speak.The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.