The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter held five walks around its seven-county region over the past few weeks, starting with the Westchester Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 25 at White Plains High School and ending with the Putnam walk on Oct. 16 at the Putnam Office for Senior Resources in Carmel.
Walks were also held in Montgomery, Pomona and on the Walkway Over the Hudson between Highland and Poughkeepsie.
The events are expected to raise a record high of about $1 million to support families living with the disease and fund research seeking a cure.
“I’m proud to see such growth in our chapter's walks, both in the number of participants and the amount raised,” said David Sobel, the chapter’s president and CEO. "I’m thrilled to have been a part of such a successful walk season and excited to be taking things to the next level.”
Last year, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised more than $77 million nationwide for care, support and research efforts for those affected by the disease.
The Hudson Valley Chapter – serving Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester counties – was among 80 chapters nationwide that recently joined the national Alzheimer’s Association based in Chicago to form a single, unified charitable entity.
“This is an important time for our chapter as we seek breakthroughs in finding the cause and cure for Alzheimer's disease, while providing exceptional care and support for those people living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia,” Sobel said. “And we know that merging with the national organization will yield substantial benefits for the thousands we serve."
Donations to any of the Hudson Valley walks may be made through Nov. 30 by clicking here.
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