The Fairfield County Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. Registration for the annual event, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, continues to break records and currently counts 200 teams and 887 walkers who have raised $163,000 to date. Participants of all ages and abilities are invited to register for free online or via phone 860-828-2828 and help reclaim the future for millions. Event donations will be accepted through Dec. 15, 2015 and may also be made online at alz.org/ct.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will feature live music, children’s activities, a Zumba warm-up prior to the three-mile scenic walk and a meaningful tribute ceremony. Greenwich resident and Emmy-Award-Winning TV News Reporter Kendra Farn will be the emcee for the event. Kendra is a Champion in the inaugural Fight to End Alzheimer’s Women’s Campaign that launched in July. “I lost my mother to Alzheimer’s disease far too early. She was diagnosed when she was just 60 years old. Whatever I can do to raise awareness and fight this disease for my daughters and generations to come, I will do,” offers Kendra.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Promise Garden
During the Walk opening activities, participants will be asked to choose a Promise Flower with a color representing their reason for walking. They will write a personal message on the flower and will raise it during the opening ceremony. Four Fairfield County residents have been selected to represent each color and will share a few details surrounding their personal stories. The group includes 12-year-old Max Rosenberg of Fairfield; Stamford resident and host of the inaugural Blondes vs. Brunettes Football Game in Fairfield County Cate Burzynski; Westport resident and founder of Task Home Care Services Deb Farrugio and Stamford resident Arthur Egol, a retired pediatric dentist who is currently battling Alzheimer’s. Following the ceremony, flowers will be placed in the Promise Garden.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event Sponsors
The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter would like to thank the following sponsors for their support. National Teams Sponsors include: Diamond Level – Brookdale Senior Living; Platinum Level – Sunrise Senior Living, Senior Star; Gold Level – Genesis Healthcare, Home Instead Senior Care, Sigma Kappa Foundation; Silver Level – Genworth, Golden Living, Kindred Healthcare, Life Care Centers of America, Life Care Services (LCS), National Health Care Corporation, Parrot Heads in Paradise Inc, UnitedHealth Group (Optum, United Healthcare), The TJX Companies, Visiting Angels; Member Level – Actors & Artist Unite, Always Best Senior Services, American Seniors Housing Association, Briggs Equipment, Comfort Keepers, NetApp, A Place for Mom, UniGroup (United Van Lines, MayFlower, IDEAL At&t Disability Advocates, Soft Surroundings, SRS Real Estate & Cypress Equities, DOT Foods, Norfolk Southern.
Statewide Sponsors include: Title Level – Standard Oil; Benefactor Level – Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation Center, Hamden Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, LAMAR, The Greens at Cannondale, The Greens at Greenwich, Wilton Meadows, Maplewood Senior Living, Moffly Media, Channel 3 WFSB, iHeart Media; Patron Level – MedOptions Friend, Athena Health Care Systems, Barrett Communications, Benchmark Senior Living, Clip’s Signs, Companions & Homemakers, Frontier Communications, Hartford HealthCare, Hearst Media Services, Hoffman Auto, News 12.
Regional Sponsors include: Promise Garden – Parker Ear Nose & Throat; Gold Level – Lapine, Inc, Task Home Care Services, Pfizer, Vertical Talent Solutions; Silver Level – Associated Neurologists of Southern CT, Edgehill A Benchmark Senior Living Community, BRIDGES BY EPOCH AT TRUMBULL, Brightview on New Canaan, Compassionate Care at Home, Dignity Home Care, VITAS Healthcare; Bronze Level – QUALITY CARE SERVICES, LLC, Cummings & Lockwood LLC, Cohen and Wolf, P.C., Garavel Auto Group, Cassena Care at Norwalk, Homewatch CareGivers of Fairfield County, RVNA, Jewish Senior Service and Nemchek & Poeschl LLC.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support whose mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.