PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WMBB) — Mark your calendar for the “Dinner to End Alzheimer’s” at Sharky’s Beachfront Restaurant on October 29th! Sharky’s will be donating proceeds from dinner to the Emerald Coast Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Come hang out with Kristen Kennedy, Chris Marchand, Erin Morgan, Tess Rowland WMBB, enjoy a delicious meal and raise money to one day end Alzheimer’s. For more details or to make a personal donation: act.alz.org/goto/KKwalk2endalz

To this day, there are more than six million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, the disease which kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Care and support for people living with Alzheimer’s costs the nation over 300 billion dollars, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but intense research is ongoing to try to find a cure and slow down the cognitive impacts the disease has on people.

If you or someone you know is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, help is only a phone call away. The Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline can be reached by dialing 800-272-3900. You can also go to alz.org to access more information and resources in your area.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Over 600 communities nationwide host the event each year – including right here in the Florida Panhandle!

The Central and North Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host the Emerald Coast’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, FL on November 13, 2021. During this walk, members from the community will gather, dawning purple attire and holding a colored flower representative of their connection to Alzheimer’s disease. This year’s walk will be outdoors in-person and held virtually, so you can walk from just about anywhere! If you’d like to register to walk, create your own team or make a donation, click HERE.

This year, our very own Meteorologist Kristen Kennedy will act as an emcee of the Emerald Coast’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s! For those of you who don’t know, Kristen has volunteered and fundraised for the Alzheimer’s Association since the beginning of the year. She is looking forward to seeing everyone come together to reflect, support and champion one another at this year’s event while hopefully finding an end to a disease that has had a personal impact on her family. If you would like to join Kristen’s team or make a personal donation to her fundraising goal, follow the link here: Team Mind Over Miles – Kristen Kennedy.