BECKLEY – Locals prepare to walk to find an answer for a disease that cannot be stopped, slowed, or cured.
The West Virginia chapter of the Alzheimer's Association begins its preparations for their 2014 walk. Team captains meet in Beckley Tuesday to discuss fundraising ideas for their campaign.
They have a goal of $35,000 and the money has just started rolling in.
Organizers hope the walk in September will bring the community together in an effort find a cure for this fatal disease.
“I can't tell you how many times we've heard, 'You know, we cannot believe we didn't know about you. Thank you so much for all that you've provided,’” says organizer Kaarmin Ford, “Just being able to help people who truly need it, is just really a gratifying experience.”
Officials say there is someone diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every 67 seconds in the U.S. and more than 40,000 West Virginians are suffering from the disease.
Visit alz.org/wv for more information on the association and the walk.