Walk to End Alzheimer’s held in Sackets Harbor raises more than $36,000

SACKETS HARBOR, N.Y. — More than 300 people from across Jefferson and Lewis counties came together at Sackets Harbor Central School Saturday, May 5, for the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Walk To End Alzheimer’s® — Watertown, NY. The event raised $36,460 to support Alzheimer’s care and research programs.

“Alzheimer’s disease affects 5.7 million Americans, including 400,000 here in New York State,” said Catherine James, chief executive officer for the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter. “One million more New Yorkers provide unpaid care to someone with dementia. The generosity of those individuals and companies that supported us today at Walk To End Alzheimer’s helps to improve the quality of life and care for those touched by the disease and brings us another step closer to a cure.”

Walk To End Alzheimer’s® participants did more than complete a three-mile walk on campus. They learned about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause. Funds raised at the event provide care and support programs for the region, as well as medical and scientific research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Jeannie Atkinson of Watertown, N.Y. was the top individual fundraiser at $3,600. Warriors, a family and friends team from Indian River High School, raised $6,221 and was the highest fundraising team. A list of the top ten fundraising individuals and teams can be found at alz.org/walk.

To learn more about Walk To End Alzheimer’s® or make a donation, visit www.alz.org/walk.

News release May 5, 2018