More than 660 people joined the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Wilmington in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at Wrightsville Beach Park on Nov. 2. Participants raised over $145,000 – surpassing the previous year’s total and this year’s goal – to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Donations are still being accepted through Dec. 31 at act.alz.org/wilmingtonnc.

“Many thanks to our Walk participants, volunteers, sponsors, staff and the New Hanover County community for their hard work and efforts in making this year’s event a big success,” said Lisa Roberts, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter. “We appreciate everyone coming together to take steps for Alzheimer’s disease and to raise critical funds for Alzheimer’s research and local support services.”

Plantation Village was the top fundraising team at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising $21,028. The other top fundraising teams include Embracing Eileen ($7,700) and Above ALZ ($6,544).

Added Roberts, “Congratulations to the top teams for their stellar fundraising efforts. Together, we are showing the 170,000 North Carolina residents living with Alzheimer’s that we care and we will never give up in the fight to end this disease.”