Neither rain nor wind along State Beach could dissuade more than 70 stalwart walkers from participating on Sunday in the annual fundraiser sponsored by Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod and the Islands. Urged on by a half-dozen kayakers paddling alongside the walkers, there was a sense of camaraderie in this event which is not just about money but also about expanding awareness of the ravages of Alzheimer’s.

Walkers and sponsors raised more than $7,000. For those who did not brave the elements, there is still time to donate money or inquire about services for people with Alzheimer’s. Call 508-775-5656 or visit online