Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. Hosts Its 11th Annual Old Bethpage Walk for Alzheimer’s & Coney Island Street Fair

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Participants Set to Exceed Fundraising Goal of $400,000

On Saturday, September 6, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. will host its 11th Annual Old Bethpage Walk for Alzheimer’s & Coney Island Street Fair, which take place at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, located at 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY. This is a 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) walk, which will be held rain or shine.

 

Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by a dedication ceremony at 10:00 a.m. to honor those who died during the September 11, 2001 attacks, then a ribbon cutting ceremony and walk starting at 11:00 a.m. From there, walkers will have the opportunity to tour the grounds and see some of the historically preserved buildings along the way.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. This year’s fundraising goal is $400,000. Teams and individuals are encouraged to raise money, all of which will go to ADRC for Alzheimer’s research and care.

 

Walkers who raise $100 or more will be treated to a Coney Island-themed lunch and live entertainment. There will be special appearances by The USO Liberty Bells, June Claire Dancers, Ronald McDonald® and the oldies group Encore.

 

Registration fees will apply only to people who would like to walk but do not have intentions of fundraising. Registration fees are $20 per adult, $10 for teens 13-18, and $5 for children 2-12. Children under 2 are free.

 

“This is a fun and easy way to get the family together to help raise money and promote awareness about Alzheimer’s disease here on Long Island. It is important that we continue research that will enable better treatments so we can start fighting back and move a step closer to our vision of a future free from Alzheimer’s,” says Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/CEO, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc.

 

Registration for teams and individuals is still ongoing. For more information, or to register, call Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/CEO, at (631) 820-8068 or visit www.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.