Sorority to host Alzheimer’s walk

By: Staff report

LAURINBURG — A Scotland County sorority is hoping to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s.

The Rho Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host “A Walk in the Park” at Washington Park on June 23 from 8 to 10 a.m. as part of Alzheimer’s Association’s “The Longest Day.” The association uses the summer solstice as an opportunity to promote awareness of the disease from sunrise to sunset.

Alzheimer’s accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. The disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.

Staff report