Vienna in Roslyn was the site of the latest Walk to End Alzheimer’s recognition dinner where the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter hosted more than 50 people, honoring top fundraisers, sponsors and volunteers from the inaugural Nassau County Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walk took place this past September at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Chair Hayley Mayer of Roslyn, was the force behind the Nassau County Walk, which raised $215,000. Her firm, Prager Metis CPAs, is a national Walk sponsor and raised more than $50,000, making them the number one fundraising team for the Nassau Walk. Mayer placed second in individual fundraising by raising over $19,000. Her brother, Stuart Mayer of Woodbury, took the third spot with $6,330.
Alyson Irom of Roslyn, walked as part of Stan’s Fans to honor her father, who is currently living in a memory care facility in New Rochelle. She raised $22,200, making her the top individual fundraiser for Nassau County. Irom had a lot of support from her twin brother, Andrew Klein, her mother Carole Klein, and their large team of friends and family.
“This disease can be one of isolation. Walk day is a day of hope where everyone unites and walks together to get one step closer to our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s,” said Douglas Davidson, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island. “We host the Walk recognition dinner as a way to thank those who give so much to raise funds and awareness for care, support and research.”
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in America. There are 5.7 million people nationwide, including 400,000 in New York, living with Alzheimer’s disease. More than one million New Yorkers provide unpaid, informal Alzheimer’s care. According to the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures Report, Alzheimer’s disease care in the United States cost $277 billion last year alone.
For more about Alzheimer’s, visit www.alz.org or call 800-272-3900.
—Submitted by the Alzheimer’s Association