Ridgefield Park, N.J. – Marcy Reman, a resident of Hillsdale, N.J., has been named this year’s event chairperson for the Bergen-Passaic Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, to be held Sun., Oct. 15 at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park, N.J. As the Alzheimer’s Association’s largest annual fundraising event, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s attracts over 500,000 walkers nationally.
In addition to the Bergen-Passaic Walk, the association’s Greater New Jersey Chapter also is organizing the Essex-Hudson-Union Walk on Saturday, September 23rd at Weequahic Park, located at Meeker Avenue & Empire Street in Newark. Formed in 1980, the Greater New Jersey Chapter is the local arm of the national nonprofit organization with a regional office in Totowa. The chapter serves constituents in Central and Northern New Jersey who are affected by Alzheimer’s or a related disorder.
Reman, project manager, Supply Chain, for Manhattan-based Sugar Foods Corporation, has been involved with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the past four years. During this time, she has served as a team captain and distinguished herself as a four-time Grand Champion, raising more than $1,000 annually. This year she decided it was time to step up her game and become more involved.
“Both of my grandmothers had Alzheimer’s and now my mother is battling this disease as well,” said Reman. “Looking back, our family knows that two great-grandmothers also had Alzheimer’s. I am passionate about the need to find a cure. As the mother of two young-adult-aged daughters, I do not want to see another generation suffer.”
Walk-day events include a live DJ, team photo opportunities and post-walk refreshments. In addition, each person that raises $100 or more will receive a 2017 Walk To End Alzheimer’s t-shirt. Both events kick-off with check in at 8:30 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 9:45 a.m. and a 10 a.m. start time.
Individuals, private and business groups and corporate teams are welcome. There is no fee to start or join a team or participate as an individual. Participants need only set a personal fundraising goal, kick-start it with a self donation and reach out to family, friends and colleagues to reach the pre-established fundraising milestone by walk day.
In addition, corporate, foundation and individual sponsorships also are being sought to join National Presenting Sponsor Edward Jones. Walk to End Alzheimer’s® events are a critical source of funding for in-person and online education programs, worldwide research initiatives and the association’s 24/7 Helpline, a vital round-the-clock, full-service resource for people with memory loss, caregivers, healthcare professionals and the general public. It is the only free, immediate service of its kind available in more than 200 languages. It also is staffed by Alzheimer’s specialists who live in the communities in which they serve as a vital referral resource.
To register for the Bergen-Passaic or Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s or for more information, visit www.alz.org/njwalk.
About Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter
Formed in 1980, the Greater New Jersey Chapter is the local arm of the national nonprofit organization with a regional office at 999 Riverview Drive in Totowa (Passaic County). The chapter serves constituents in Central and Northern New Jersey who are affected by Alzheimer’s or a related disorder. The Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter is not affiliated with any New Jersey-based Alzheimer’s-related nonprofit or for-profit entity that does not bear the official, registered trademarked Alzheimer’s Association name. For information about the chapter and the disease, visit alz.org/nj, or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.