Sections

The Fifth Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Group fighting disease makes big strides in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Daily
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

Call it a walk to remember.

Nearly 900 people marched on the Coney Island Boardwalk on Sept. 22 to raise money and awareness to combat Alzheimer’s Disease.

It was the fifth-annual walk in Brooklyn, and the fourth on the People’s Playground promenade, for the New York chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, which offers free counseling and support to those who suffer from the disease and their families, from locations like the Brooklyn Alzheimer’s Disease Assistance Center at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Flatbush.

Organizers of the Walk Against Alzheimer’s said that participation is up nearly 400 people from last year, and that the event raised some $125,000 — compared to $103,000 in 2012. They said the growth reflects the Association’s increasing engagement in the borough.

“We’re excited about being more and more engaged with Brooklyn,” said Association president and chief executive officer Lou-Ellen Barkan.

Barkan said the group is planning several “Alzheimer’s Awareness Nights” with the Nets at the Barclays Center this season. The team’s mascot, the Brooklyn Knight, made an appearance at Sunday’s walk.

Walkers included many Russian-Americans, who chatted up other Eastern European immigrants as they made their way from Stillwell Avenue past the New York Aquarium. They discovered many people in Brighton Beach who have friends and family members suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.

“We’re reaching out to different communities both within the walk, and through the walk,” said Association vice president Nick Emerson.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him attwitter.com/WillBredderman.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:


Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: