Conn. (WTNH) — Walk to End Alzheimer’s events are happening in Connecticut this weekend and during October, all in an effort to someday find a cure for the serious disease. You may even see some members of the News 8 team at these local events.

On Saturday, the Eastern CT Walk to End Alzheimer’s stepped off at Ocean Beach Park in New London. News 8 reporter Tina Detelj emceed the event.

More than 700 people registered for the Saturday event, and over $130,000 has been raised so far.

Chief Meteorologist Gil Simmons emceed the Greater New Haven Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sunday morning. The event started at 10 a.m. at Ken Strong Stadium at West Haven High School, located at 1 Circle Street.

There are also walks happening in East Hartford and Enfield on Sunday, Oct. 3.

On Sunday, Oct. 10, News 8 anchor Laura Hutchinson will be at the Fairfield County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, stepping off at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk at 10 a.m.

The money that is being raised at the events will help the Alzheimer’s Association care for and support over 80,000 people living with the disease in Connecticut and their caregivers. Donations will also help fund critical research for new treatments, preventions, and eventually a cure.

To sign up for a walk near you, make a donation or find more information, go to