Alzheimer’s New Jersey Holds Annual Walks Throughout The State

“Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s” Keeps Donations in New Jersey”

Alzheimer’s New Jersey, formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, kicks off “Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s” events this fall in Ocean, Hudson, Mercer and Bergen Counties.  The walks are the largest events for the organization to raise awareness and funds to support local programs for those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in New Jersey.  One hundred percent of the funds raised support Garden State individuals and families.

Alzheimer’s New Jersey is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support, assistance and information to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and their caregivers in New Jersey.

The 2016 walk schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, September 24 – Southern Regional Walk, Point Pleasant Beach, Corner of Arnold & Baltimore Avenues
  • Saturday, October 1 – Liberty State Park Regional Walk, Jersey City, Liberty State Park
  • Sunday, October 9 – Central Regional Walk, Princeton, ETS Campus
  • Sunday, October 30 – Northern Regional Walk, Paramus, Bergen Community College

In addition to the walk, all events will include food, music, prizes and activities for children and adults.  At the Point Pleasant walk, a bagpiper will lead the crowd of thousands down one of the most beautiful boardwalks at the Shore.  At the walk in Liberty State Park, participants can walk in honor or memory of a loved one in the shadow of one of the most prominent symbols of hope, the Statue of Liberty.  The Princeton walk will take place on the campus of Education Testing Services (ETS), where the fall foliage will be at its peak, and at Bergen Community College, hot dogs and hamburgers will be waiting for walk participants served by the local Knights of Columbus.

Each event starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration and light breakfast.  New this year, T-shirts will be distributed to all participants who attend the walks.  There is no fee to register.

“This year’s walks are incredibly important for the more than 500,000 New Jersey residents who have Alzheimer’s disease or are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia,” said Ken Zaentz, President and CEO.  “Since we separated from the Alzheimer’s Association this past December, Walk has a new name, but it’s still the same walk in the same locations by the team you know and trust. We know New Jersey, we are New Jersey and we are here for New Jersey families when they need us.”

Corporate, company and individual sponsorships are welcome.  Last year the walks raised more than $1 million, and Alzheimer’s New Jersey expects almost 10,000 walkers this year.

“Participation in our walks has increased year after year, and we look forward to seeing familiar and new faces this year,” said Julie Schuldner, Vice President, Development and Communications.

To register for one of the 2016 Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s events, visit: www.alznj.org, call 973-586-4300 or email walk@alznj.org.

About Alzheimer’s New Jersey

Since 1985, Alzheimer’s New Jersey has provided care and support for New Jersey families and has helped advance research for a cure. As Alzheimer’s New Jersey (formerly known as Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter), their commitment to local programs and services is stronger than ever. Their mission is to provide support, assistance and information to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, their families and care partners; and to support research into the causes, prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer’s disease. Visit alznj.org or call 888-280-6055 for more information.

 

 

 

 

Chris Rosica