An estimated 5.4 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and someone develops the disease every 69 seconds. Unless something is done, as many as 16 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s in 2050 and someone will develop the disease every 33 seconds.

Since 1989, Maine residents have joined the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Last year’s Maine walk raised more than $365,000.

The Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland and Quarry Hill in Camden are supporters of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and are looking for walkers for this year’s walk, planned for Saturday, Sept. 24.

Registration will be at 9 a.m. and the walk will start at 10 a.m., with a four-mile route.

For more information, please call Sara Hatfield at 594-6850.