Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. Hosts Beach Walk for Alzheimer's & Fall Festival

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Oct. 17, 2013 - PATCHOGUE, N.Y. -- Following the success of its two previous Walks this summer, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (http://www.adrcinc.org/) (ADRC) will have its 2ndAnnual Westhampton Beach Walk for Alzheimer’s & Fall Festival on October 26 at the Village Green (intersection of Main Street and Mill Road) in Westhampton Beach. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., followed by the opening ceremony at 9 a.m. and the Walk at 10 a.m. Lunch and entertainment will follow afterwards at 11:45 a.m.

The opening ceremony will feature entertainment by the USO Liberty Bells of New York, recognition of all participating team captains and a Hope Garden ceremony. After the Walk, participants who raise over $100 will be treated to lunch.

There is no registration fee for teams or walkers who raise donations for the Walk. For those who wish to register the day of the Walk, general admission is $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for teens, and $5.00 for children two years of age and older. Children under 2 are free. Family discount packages (two adults and two children) are available for $30.00. All the proceeds will go to support ADRC’s mission to fight the dreaded disease.

The Westhampton Beach Walk for Alzheimer’s commemorates the two-year anniversary of the grand opening of ADRC’s office in Southampton. This satellite office was designed to allow care consultants to schedule family meetings and provide information for families or individuals on the East End of Long Island who are coping with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Alzheimer’s Disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, 60,000 of whom live here on Long Island.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and registration is still ongoing. For more information, please contact Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/CEO, at (631) 820-8068 or visitwww.adrcinc.org.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. — which is headquartered in Bay Shore and has a satellite office in Southampton — is the only local Alzheimer’s Disease advocacy and educational facility whose mission is to provide hands-on support and services to families on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. ADRC works with family members, health care professionals and researchers to ensure quality health care and support to those impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease through care and consultation, information and referral, training, support groups, and caregiver safety products.

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