Walk to End Alzheimer's coming to Wrightsville Beach

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - A walk in Wrightsville Beach on Saturday is part of a nationwide event to raise money for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's is held annually in more than 600 US communities, making it the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease and provide care for those who have it.

Charlotte Rosenberg, who for 11 years cared for her mother after she got the disease, was on Friday's First at Four to discuss the event.

The walk at Wrightsville Beach Park is 2.6 miles. Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by a 9 a.m. ceremony and the walk at 9:30. Walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome.

There is no fee to register, but walkers are encouraged to raise funds to contribute to the cause.

Rosenberg said she hopes to have around 800 participants in Saturday's walk.

For more information, click here and search for the Eastern North Carolina chapter.

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