Here’s when you can help fight this disease in Maine.

The Eastern Maine Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming up! Saturday walkers will gather at Hollywood Casino Raceway. Pre-registration starts at 8AM, followed by an opening ceremony at 10. The walk steps off shortly after.

According the Alzheimer’s Association one out of eight Americans over the age of 65 suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Half of those over 85 are affected by the disease. Last year, 15.5 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care, valued at more than $220 billion!

An Estimated 25,000 Mainers are affected by Alzheimer’s disease. To learn more visit

Last year over 850 walkers took part in the event which generated $119,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

You can still register for the walk, here.