GREENPORT, N.Y., July 12, 2023 – Peconic Landing, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter, is pleased to announce the first-ever Walk to End Alzheimer’s on the North Fork of Long Island. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to support research and care for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
Scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 6 on Peconic Landing’s 144-acre waterside campus, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s promises to be a momentous occasion. Participants will come together to walk in unity, offering hope and strength to those living with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones. The event is an opportunity to raise awareness and bring resources to the North Fork and will raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s research and support programs.
“As an organization that values the well-being of our members and those in the greater community, we are thrilled to host the first-ever Walk to End Alzheimer’s on the North Fork,” said Robert J. Syron, President and CEO of Peconic Landing. “This event is an essential step towards raising awareness, supporting research, and enhancing the quality of life for those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.”
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Peconic Landing will feature a scenic route, encouraging participants of all ages and fitness levels to join. Families, friends, local businesses, and community members are invited to join the North Fork team and walk together, symbolizing their commitment to the cause. Participants are encouraged to register ahead of time at act.alz.org/goto/teamnorthfork, but can also register on-site on the morning of the event.
“Here in our Health Center, we see the profound impact that Alzheimer’s and dementia have on individuals and their families,” said Jennifer Drofenik, Director of Health Services at Peconic Landing and a volunteer Community Educator for the Alzheimer’s Association. “It is so important that these individuals have access to the resources and support they need. Not only do the funds we raise support those currently living with the disease, they also bring us one step closer to a cure and a world without Alzheimer’s.” Individuals interested in participating or supporting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Peconic Landing can register and donate online at www.peconiclanding.org/events. Together, we can step up against Alzheimer’s and strive for a brighter future.