Fairfield County Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Fairfield County Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on October 4, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT. Registration for the annual event, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, continues to break records and currently counts 200 teams and 887 walkers who have raised $163,000 to date. Participants of all ages and abilities are invited to register for free online or via phone 860.828.2828 and help reclaim the future for millions.
Event donations will be accepted through December 15, 2015 and can also be made online at alz.org/ct.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will feature live music, children’s activities, a Zumba warm-up prior to the three-mile scenic walk and a meaningful tribute ceremony. Greenwich resident and Emmy-Award-Winning TV News Reporter Kendra Farn will be the emcee for the event. Kendra is a Champion in the inaugural Fight to End Alzheimer’s Women’s Campaign that launched in July. “I lost my mother to Alzheimer’s disease far too early. She was diagnosed when she was just 60 years old. Whatever I can do to raise awareness and fight this disease for my daughters and generations to come, I will do,” offers Kendra.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Promise Garden: During the Walk opening activities, participants will be asked to choose a Promise Flower with a color representing their reason for walking. They will write a personal message on the flower and will raise it during the opening ceremony. Four Fairfield County residents have been selected to represent each color and will share a few details surrounding their personal stories. The group includes 12-year-old Max Rosenberg of Fairfield; Stamford resident and host of the inaugural Blondes vs. Brunettes Football Game in Fairfield County Cate Burzynski; Westport resident and founder of Task Home Care Services Deb Farrugio and Stamford resident Arthur Egol, a retired pediatric dentist who is currently battling Alzheimer’s. Following the ceremony, flowers will be placed in the Promise Garden.
Wilton resident Christy Perone has participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s as both an event committee member and Walk team member for the past six years. Christy is the Sales and Marketing Manager at Brookdale Wilton and works closely with the families of the residents in the facility’s memory care neighborhood, Clare Bridge. "I see first-hand how difficult it is for families who experience the progression of the disease with their loved ones. I talk daily with families who are looking at available options while balancing work and other family obligations.”