The Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod has celebrated its annual Walk for Alzheimer’s in Provincetown every October since the nonprofit’s founding six years ago. Last year, the walk had to be canceled due to COVID.
This year the all-free, nonprofit Cape-wide AFSC is bringing its signature fundraising event back with a twist. On Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17, activities will be offered online through Zoom, with opportunities for people to participate safely from wherever they are.
On October 16, the AFSC will offer an Alzheimer’s Cultural Day with a range of free virtual events including a reading and live question-and-answer session with author Lisa Genova (“Still Alice, Remember”), who will be introduced by Mindy Todd, host of WCAI’s “The Point”; music from the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra; and a sneak preview of the new documentary “Have You Heard About Greg?,” an intimate profile of career journalist Greg O’Brien, author of the international award-winning “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s.” The screening will be followed by a live conversation with Mr. O’Brien, the film’s director Steve Ecclesine, and others.
A variety of live and recorded entertainment featuring beloved local favorites, including Sarah Swain and Chandler Travis, among others, will follow on Zoom.
On October 17, the community can still walk to support AFSC’s free services. There will be several hubs set up around the Cape where walkers can safely connect, pick up T-shirts and deliver donations.
Details about walk hubs, results of the walk T-shirt design contest, and information about how to participate, donate and create a team is available at www.alzheimerscapecod.org, or call 508-896-5170.