The Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease, under the leadership of Nikhil Palekar, MD, is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association as a platinum sponsor for this year’s “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”
Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a disease that doesn’t discriminate. It transcends boundaries of race, sex, ethnicities and religion. It steals happiness, destroys memories and kills more individuals than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. In fact, of the more than 5 million people in the United States that Alzheimer’s affects, nearly 400,000 are in New York, and over 50,000 are here on Long Island.
During the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” participants will be given a flower to carry as an expression of their commitment to ending this disease. Blue, orange, purple or yellow each symbolize something different to the Alzheimer’s community. You’re invited to hold a flower and walk as part of Team Stony Brook Medicine for your health, for the cause or for the memory of a loved one.
Together, the Stony Brook community will continue to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s signs and symptoms, to promote the benefits of early screening and detection, to provide care and support to affected individuals and their families, and to accelerate the advancement of research to ultimately achieve a world without Alzheimer’s disease.
Registration is necessary to participate in each walk for liability purposes only. Donation is your choice.
Feel free to join any or all three “Walks to End Alzheimer’s” by registering below:
Sunday, September 18: Belmont Lake State Park, North Babylon. Register here
For more information, contact team captain: Caroline Nagowski
Saturday, September 24: Suffolk County Farm, Yaphank. Register here
For more information, contact team captain: Ed Brogan
Sunday, October 2: Eisenhower Park, East Meadow. Register here
For more information, contact team captain: Daphne Perry