Media Advisory: Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. Presents 10th Annual Walk for Alzheimer’s & Mexican FiestaWho: Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC)
Participating Walk for Alzheimer’s teams and individuals
Mickey B, Radio Personality, WGBB Radio and Master of Ceremonies
The Liberty Bells, USO troupe
What: Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. (ADRC) is presenting its 10th Annual Old Bethpage Walk for Alzheimer’s & Mexican Fiesta. There will be an opening ceremony with Mickey B, Radio Personality, WGBB Radio, as the Master of Ceremonies and live entertainment performed by the USO Liberty Bells. There will also be a dedication ceremony honoring those who perished in the September 11, 2001 attacks. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will follow to signify the start of the Walk.
Participants will walk through the grounds of Old Bethpage Village Restoration twice for a distance of 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) and have the opportunity to view the historically preserved buildings. After the Walk, those who raise $100 or more will enjoy Mexican food and live entertainment.
This year’s fundraising goal is $400,000. Last year, more than 1,500 people — including 218 teams — took part in the event, raising more than $409,000 for Alzheimer’s research, programs and services, exceeding the fundraising goal of $400,000.
When: Saturday, September 7
Registration/Breakfast/Expo: 8:30 a.m.
Opening Ceremony and 9/11 Tribute: 10:00 a.m.
Walk: 11:00 a.m.
** PLEASE NOTE: This is a rain-or-shine event. **
Where: Old Bethpage Village Restoration
1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY
Directions: LIE to Exit 48 (Round Swamp Rd. toward Old Bethpage/Farmingdale). Take Round Swamp Rd. south to Old Bethpage. Go 0.6 mile. Old Bethpage Village Restoration will be on the left-hand side.
Photo Ops: Ms. Malack-Ragona, Walk participants and Ronald McDonald at the ribbon cutting. Teams and individuals taking part in the Old Bethpage Walk for Alzheimer’s.
The Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, 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 dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease through care and consultation, information and referral, training, support groups, and caregiver safety products.
For more information about ADRC please contact Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/CEO for ADRC, at (631) 820-8068.
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