Alzheimer’s New Jersey announces spring fundraising walks – Essex News Daily
WEST ORANGE, NJ – Alzheimer’s New Jersey, the first line of local support for New Jersey residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, kicks off its 2022 Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease with two walk events area this spring. The first will be at Liberty State Park in Jersey City on Saturday, May 7, and the second at South Mountain Reservation in West Orange on Sunday, May 15.
Alzheimer’s New Jersey invites everyone to participate in these fun family events and join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease in New Jersey. The Liberty State Park walk will take place in the North Cove terrain area of the park where walkers can enjoy the beautiful view of New York City, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The South Mountain Walk will take place at the Clipper Pavilion, next to the Regatta children’s playground and the paddle boat launch.
Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s raises much-needed funds for Alzheimer’s programs and services in New Jersey, including a toll-free helpline, family support groups, community education programs, the Respite Care and Wellness Program, the Clinical Trial Connections Program, and Research to Advance a Cure.
More than 600,000 people in New Jersey are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Local families rely on Alzheimer’s New Jersey for personal and confidential assistance, counseling, caregiving relief, emotional support and education as they face the emotional and financial challenges of Alzheimer’s disease that can often be overwhelming.
“Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the needs of New Jersey families have only increased as they struggled with the challenge of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and COVID-19,” said Ken Zaentz, president and CEO of Alzheimer’s in New Jersey. “Everyone can help, whether you are a business, community leader, healthcare professional, school or carer. Walk with us! Sign up for a walk today. Bring family and friends. Form a team. Make a donation. Enjoy. One hundred percent of every dollar raised will benefit New Jersey families who need your help today, while we work for a cure and a better tomorrow.
People can register now for the spring walks by going to www.alznj.org/walk. There are no registration fees. However, fundraising is encouraged and essential to the success of these events. Walkers will receive a promotional item on the day of each walk and those who raise $50 or more will receive a free event t-shirt. Registration day for each walk begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by an opening ceremony, with each walk starting at 10 a.m. There will be music, refreshments and door prizes.
To learn more about Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s events in the coming months and New Jersey’s Alzheimer’s programs, call 888-280-6055 or visit www.alznj.org.