More than 200 walkers took aim at the $60,000 goal set to fight Alzheimer’s disease at the annual Alzheimer’s Walk that left on Ke Ala Hele Makalae from Kapaa Beach Park.
Walkers included those living with Azheimer’s, caregivers, and survivors of people who succumbed to the disease, all invited to carry flowers of differing colors for the promise garden. These represent commitments to remember, honor and care for people, and to fight Alzheimer’s.
Following the walk that was doused with a helping of morning rains, walkers were treated to a pancake breakfast prepared under the supervision of volunteer Arnold Leong and his corps of helpers.
The Kauai Alzheimer’s Walk is one of more than 600 walks with more than 65,000 teams that raise funds and awareness about Alzheimer’s disease nationwide.