Greenville raises money for Walk to End Alzheimer’s every year

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Greenville raises money for Walk to End Alzheimer's every year

Team #HartStrong supports long-time WYFF5 anchor Geoff Hart

To many carrying color-coded flowers around Fluor Field on Saturday morning, it was more than just a walk — it was a way to spread awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. “I was diagnosed at 48. That was six years ago,” said Maria Turner, who was diagnosed with a form of dementia. “There really wasn’t much support, especially locally.”But now, the South Carolina chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greenville offers mentor programs, family support, and raises money through events like the walk to end Alzheimer’s.”We have over a thousand participants and we’ve already raised 284 thousand dollars,” said Amber Morse, event co-chair for the Walk to End event in Greenville.The WYFF News 4 family has a special reason to walk: Long-time anchor Geoff Hart shared his Alzheimer’s diagnosis this year.”He’s doing really well and he’s just got such a strong, incredible family that, you know, I’m really optimistic for him,” said Chris Hart, one of Geoff Hart’s brothers.

To many carrying color-coded flowers around Fluor Field on Saturday morning, it was more than just a walk — it was a way to spread awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

GREENVILLE, S.C. —

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  • Greenville celebrates community, raises money at annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s


  • Updated: 12:15 AM EDT Oct 3, 2021

“I was diagnosed at 48. That was six years ago,” said Maria Turner, who was diagnosed with a form of dementia. “There really wasn’t much support, especially locally.”

But now, the South Carolina chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greenville offers mentor programs, family support, and raises money through events like the walk to end Alzheimer’s.

“We have over a thousand participants and we’ve already raised 284 thousand dollars,” said Amber Morse, event co-chair for the Walk to End event in Greenville. The WYFF News 4 family has a special reason to walk: Long-time anchor Geoff Hart shared his Alzheimer’s diagnosis this year.

“He’s doing really well and he’s just got such a strong, incredible family that, you know, I’m really optimistic for him,” said Chris Hart, one of Geoff Hart’s brothers.