Part 4, Alzheimer’s Awareness: Finding a cure

Part 4, Alzheimer’s Awareness: Finding a cure


7:00 P.M. LIVE, LOCAL NEWSCAST IN HAWAII. ANCHOR 1: THERE IS NO CURE FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE BUT THERE IS A LARGE COMMUNITY FIGHTING TO FIND ONE. ANCHOR 2: A BIG FUNDRAISER IS THIS SATURDAY WITH OVER 1000 PEOPLE EXPECTED TO WALK MAGIC ISLAND TO END ALZHEIMER’S. QUACH ARE DIFFERENT COLORS EACH ONE SYMBOLIZING A CONNECTION TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE. PEOPLE THAT SELECT THOSE FLOWERS DO SO WITH A LOT OF EMOTION BEHIND IT. ANCHOR 1: BLUE REPRESENTS A MIND WITH ALZHEIMER’S. YELLOW IS A CARETAKER. ORANGES ANYONE SUPPORTING THE CAUSE AND PURPLE IS FOR SOMEONE THAT HAS LOST SOMEONE TO THE DISEASE. 1500 PEOPLE WILL BE THERE HOLDING FLOWERS ALL OF DIFFERENT COLORS AND ALL OF THEM AFFECTED. IT IS VERY MOVING. ANCHOR 1: STEVE IS DESCRIBING THE OAHU WALK TO AND ALZHEIMER’S. THEY WILL BE HOLDING PURPLE FLOWERS. TO SEE HIM AS A DIFFERENT PERSON ALTOGETHER IS HARD. IT IS REALLY DIFFICULT. AND YOU THINK, HOW WILL YOU GET THROUGH IT? YOU THINK IT WILL NEVER END. ANCHOR 1: THEIR GRANDFATHER PASSED AWAY IN JUNE, 2019 TWO DAYS BEFORE THE FUNDRAISER THAT SHE PUT TOGETHER OCCURRED. ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT HE WAS REALLY MY MOTIVATION TO KEEP GOING. AND TO PUT ON SOMETHING THAT COULD REALLY HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE STRUGGLING LIKE HIM. ANCHOR 2: THEY WANT TO RAISE AWARENESS AND SAY FAMILIES ARE NOT ALONE. DOUGLAS SAYS THAT IS SOMETHING YOU WILL DISCOVER AT THE WALK. I THINK IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT. THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT HERE THAT DON’T UNDERSTAND THERE ARE FAMILIES GOING THROUGH SIMILAR INSTANCES. THIS IS A WAY FOR PEOPLE TO GET TOGETHER AND HAVE A CONVERSATION. ANCHOR 1: THE MONEY RAISED GOES FOR RESEARCH TO HOPEFULLY SOMEDAY FIND A CURE. SHE HOPES MORE AND MORE PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO COME TOGETHER FOR A GOOD CAUSE. HE WAS REALLY STRONG. MY MOM ALWAYS SAYS EVERY DOLLAR MAKES A DIFFERENCE. ANCHOR 1: IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP FOR SATURDAY’S ANNUAL OAHU WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S. REGISTER IS AT 7:00 A.M. AND THE WALK BEGINS AT 8:00 ON MAGIC ISLAND.

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