Remembery Walk to Benefit Cape Residents with Alzheimer’s


HARWICH -A walk to benefit Cape Cod residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias steps off Saturday in Harwich.

The 12th Annual Remembery Walk – Dave Birtwell Memorial for Alzheimer’s starts at 11 a.m. at Brooks Park and features special guests State Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) and State Representative Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown).

The event was created to honor Birtwell who died from the disease at the age of 84 in 2006. Birtwell’s grandson, who was a teenager at the time, came up with the idea to honor his grandfather.

Since the walk’s inception, more than $150,000 has been raised with proceeds benefiting The Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod in Brewster.

The Center provides free counseling, support groups, educational seminars, memory screenings and more.

The word “remembery” was coined by Birtwell when he combined the words remember and memory while pointing to his head saying “this remembery doesn’t work very well anymore!”

For more information and to register for the walk, visit

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