Alzheimer's walk

October 25, 2010 1:54:10 PM PDT
To all those who came out to the 22nd annual Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk yesterday in Riverside Park - thank you, thank you, thank you.

More than 4,000 walkers, most with a personal tie to the horrible disease, helped get out the word that Alzheimer's is spreading, and research to find a cure and to fight the disease is woefully low.

So to those who walked, thanks.

Sometimes, when the authorities don't take care of business, you have to do it yourself. The fight against Alzheimer's is a bit like that. And our investigative story tonight at 11 is a bit like that as well.

It involves a 15-year-old boy who says he was so abused at home by his siblings - and his mother did nothing to stop it - that he went to the Administration for Children's Services in the Bronx and personally asked for help. Child welfare workers allegedly told him to go home.

So he went to court - and that's where our story gets wild. At least one sibling let our investigative reporter Sarah Wallace have it - literally. Sarah's exclusive report, tonight at 11.

We're also at a reunion of the "Back To The Future" gang - part of the film's 25th anniversary celebration. Michael J. Fox, who became a superstar from the movie, will be there. If there's a more admirable personality than Mr. Fox, you'd be hard pressed to name him; he has become a one-man band, or so it seems, in the fight against Parkinson's and in the battle to utilize stem cell research.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast, and Scott Clark with the night's sports. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER

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