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® with its first fundraising walk event of the season in Liberty State Park on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Alzheimer’s New Jersey invites everyone to participate in this fun-filled family event which will take place in the North Cove field area of the park where walkers can enjoy the beautiful view of New York City, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island.
Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s raises much-needed funds for Alzheimer’s New Jersey programs and services including a toll-free Helpline, Family Support Groups, Community Education Programs, the Respite Care and Wellness Program, Clinical Trial Connections Program®, and research to advance a cure.
More than 600,000 people in New Jersey are affected by Alzheimer’ disease and other dementias including residents from Hudson and surrounding Counties. Local families rely on Alzheimer’s New Jersey for personal and confidential assistance, guidance, relief from caregiving, 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 grown as they have struggled with the challenge of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s and COVID 19” says Ken Zaentz, President, and CEO of Alzheimer’s New Jersey. “Everyone can help, whether you are a business, community leader, healthcare professional, school, or caregiver! Walk with us! Sign up today. Bring family and friends. Form a team. Donate. Have fun! One hundred percent of every dollar raised will benefit New Jersey families who need your help today, while we work towards a cure and a better tomorrow. “
People can register for the Liberty State Park Regional Walk now by going to www.alznj.org/walk. There is no registration fee. However, fundraising is encouraged and vital to the success of the event. Walkers will receive a promotional item the day of the walk and those who raise $50 or more will receive a complimentary event t-shirt. The days’ festivities will include music, entertainment, refreshments, a social media tent and door prizes. Dogs are welcome if they are on a leash. Day of registration for the walk begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by an opening ceremony, with the walk starting at 10:00 a.m.
To learn more about the Liberty State Park Regional Walk and Alzheimer’s New Jersey programs serving New Jersey families call the toll-free Helpline at 888 280-6055 or visit www.alznj.org.
Since 1985, Alzheimer’s New Jersey has played a crucial role in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease in New Jersey providing education and support programs benefiting the 600,000 New Jersey residents battling Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the Garden State. Alzheimer’s New Jersey is not part of the Alzheimer’s Association. To learn more visit www.alznj.org.