Trey Paul and Jennifer Abney join the Alzheimer’s Association as the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’sEvent Chair and Co-Chair in Myrtle Beach, SC. Trey and Jennifer are the anchors for the news at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. The ABC15 News anchor team are volunteer leaders who dedicate their time, energy, and talents to making our community a better place for every person in the Myrtle Beach and surrounding area.
“Like so many people I’ve met through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, I too, was robbed of a loved by this vicious disease” said Trey Paul. “I lost my uncle who was only 61 years when he passed away. It was very difficult for me because he was like a second father and is and was the most brilliant and witty man I’ve ever known. I watched him slowly disappear and I also know firsthand the toll this disease can take on families. To play even the smallest role in being a part of finding a cure or spreading awareness makes me feel like I’m celebrating his life in the best way possible and keeping all the good things he represented very much alive.”
Trey has been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, winning first place for his feature report “His Decision” in 2020. He also received the “Anchor Team of the Year” award from the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas three years in a row. Trey loves being active in his community and is proud to take on such an important leadership role for the Alzheimer's Association, South Carolina Chapter.
Jennifer Abney will serve as the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event co-chair. Jennifer has more than two decades of experience on the news desk. In 2007, she was named “Best Anchor” by the Alabama Associated Press as the morning news anchor at WKRG-TV in Mobile, AL. She has also received Associated Press awards for Best Health, Best Series and Best Feature reports.
In 2018, Abney was awarded a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Series for her reporting on the smallest victims of the opioid epidemic. Jennifer is passionate about sharing stories that make a difference to viewers in her community and feels it is very important to volunteer.
“I watched my grandmother struggle with Alzheimer’s for years. It was heartbreaking to watch her slowly forget our names and faces, this is what fuels my passion as a volunteer to raise money and awareness to find a cure” said Jennifer, “There are nearly 95,000 South Carolinians living with Alzheimer’s and over 318,000 caregivers helping them battle this challenging disease. These families need information and support, but they often don’t know where to start. The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help families facing any type of dementia and we can’t do that without the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. The Myrtle Beach Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Register by clicking here now!
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease – the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Are you passionate about the fight against Alzheimer’s? Do you want to get more involved with the Alzheimer’s Association and Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Myrtle Beach? Join the Myrtle Beach Walk Planning Committee and help shape the movement to end this disease.
Committee members are the heart of the event, planning everything from the kick off to the wrap up. Some members focus on growing the event by recruiting teams and sponsors, others coordinate logistics and some work on promoting the event in the community. There's a role for everyone!
To learn more about joining our volunteer Walk Planning Committee,
please fill out the form below or contact us directly:
Coordinator: Alexis Watts
New members are welcome to join any time throughout the year. Subcommittees may meet separately as needed.