New Bern Walk to End Alzheimer’s

New Bern Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The New Bern Walk to End Alzheimer’s enters its seventh year November 3rd again
at the Galley Store and Marina East Front Street. Hundreds of walkers have raised
over $200,000 from their friends, relatives and business associates across the US to
help the Alzheimer’s Association raise awareness, fund research and patient care.
This year’s committee, headed by Georgiana Bircher, has been planning the event
for the past few months and is about to “paint the town purple” that Sunday
afternoon beginning at 2PM. Many events are happening weekly all over New Bern
like “Paint it Forward for Alzheimer’s”, Sept 24th at Wine & Design, S. Glenburnie Rd,
6:30PM (register online wineanddesign.com).

Registration for walkers begins at 2 PM with sign up tables, refreshments, corn
hole boards, memory walls, “flower” garden recognition for friends and family
members affected by the disease, then at 3PM the walk around the Front street and
Middle street areas led by a high school marching band and police escort. At 3PM,
the ceremony begins with music and songs presented by Tom’s Tunes with Tom and
Joanie Meutsch singing Glen Campbell’s final song, “I Remember You”, personal
stories by persons affected by the disease and awards and recognitions to the
teams.

Over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s today. One in three seniors
will die from Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Almost a half million caregivers live
in NC, providing $7 billion in unpaid care. For more information about Alzheimer’s,
contact Amy Julian, 919 803 8285, ext 8338

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