Alzheimer Association Walk on Sept. 13

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On Sunday, September 13, hundreds of Long Island residents will join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. The funds raised support the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Walk will take place on sidewalks and trails throughout Long Island as participants walk as individuals, families or small teams.

On Walk day, News12 Long Island’s Macy Egeland, will emcee the event’s opening ceremony, which will be broadcast to participants’ smartphones, tablets and computers. The ceremony will also feature local families impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia and a presentation of Promise Flowers to honor the personal reasons participants join in the fight to end Alzheimer’s.

A Promise Garden to honor all those impacted by Alzheimer’s will be created in a “view only” format and can be seen from a safe social distance on Walk day at .

Who: The Alzheimer’s Association, Long Island Chapter
Macy Egeland, News12 Long Island anchor
New Yorkers impacted by Alzheimer’s disease

When: Sunday, September 13
10:00 a.m. –Remote opening ceremony begins
11:00 AM – 2 PM – Promise Garden viewing

Where: The East Meadow Walk to End Alzheimer’s Promise Garden can be observed from a safe social distance at:
Eisenhower Park | Lot 1 | Dogwood Picnic Area | East Meadow, NY 11554
Long Island residents will walk throughout their neighborhoods as individuals and in small groups

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