POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Point Pleasant Beach hosted the annual walk to fight Alzheimer’s disease, sponsored by Alzheimer’s New Jersey, on Saturday, Nov. 5.
The walk, which had been rescheduled from September, began at 10 a.m. on the corner of Arnold and Boston avenues. An estimated 1,000 individuals participated.
Pamela Marusic, the director of community engagement for Alzheimer’s New Jersey, said, “We are gathered here on this beautiful morning to honor and support individuals who have been impacted by Alzheimer’s. This gives caregivers the opportunity to get together and honor those who they are thinking of today.”
As “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” played, Ms. Marusic led the Butterfly Ceremony, which allows participants to take a moment to honor those for whom they are walking for.
“As we walk to fight, we are always together in spirit to honor those we love and those we’ve lost and to support those in New Jersey with Alzheimer’s disease,” she said.
The butterfly is a symbol of endurance, hope and life and represents embracing transformation and change, according to Ms. Marusic.
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