The Alzheimer's Assn. of Ventura County will host its sixth annual Memory Walk and Fun Run on Sept. 27, in an effort to support the families of local patients.
"It's a fun way for families to get out and raise awareness, but it is also designed to help raise money so that we can continue to provide services," said Sue Tatangelo, executive director of the Alzheimer's Assn. of Ventura County.
Organizers are hoping to register 500 people to walk a combined 2,500 miles and raise $35,000 at this year's event, which will be held at San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura.
The money will be used to fund programs and services that the Oxnard-based association provides to caregivers and families of Alzheimer's patients. The services include a help line, a speaker's bureau, 15 support groups countywide, and a safe-return program.