WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alzheimer’s New Jersey, the premier line of local support for New Jersey residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, is kicking off its 2022 Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s with two Walk events this spring. The first will be held on Saturday, May 7th at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, and the second on Sunday, May 15th at the South Mountain Reservation in West Orange.
Alzheimer’s New Jersey invites everyone to attend these fun family events and join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease in New Jersey. The Liberty State Park Walk takes place in the North Cove field area of the park, where hikers can enjoy beautiful views of New York City, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. The South Mountain Walk takes place at the Clipper Pavilion next to the children’s regatta playground and paddle boat dock.
Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s raises much-needed funds for Alzheimer’s New Jersey programs and services, including a toll-free hotline, family support groups, community education programs, the respite care and wellness program, the clinical trials connection program and research to advance a cure.
More than 600,000 people in New Jersey are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Local families rely on Alzheimer’s New Jersey for personal and confidential support, guidance, care relief, emotional support and education as they navigate the emotional and financial challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, which can often be overwhelming.
“Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the needs of New Jersey families have only increased as they grapple with the challenge of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease and COVID-19,” said Ken Zaentz, President and CEO from Alzheimer’s New Jersey. “Anyone can help, whether you are a business, community leader, healthcare professional, school or caregiver. Walk with us! Sign up for a walk today. Bring family and friends with you. Form a team. Donate. Have fun. One hundred percent of every dollar raised will benefit families in New Jersey who need your help today as we work towards healing and a better future.”
People can now register for the Spring Walk events by going to www.alznj.org/walk. There is no registration fee. However, fundraising is encouraged and is vital to the success of these events. Walkers will receive a promotional item on the day of each walk, and those who raise $50 or more will receive a free event t-shirt. Registration day for each hike starts at 8:30am, followed by an opening ceremony, with each hike starting at 10:00am. There will be music, refreshments and door prizes.
To learn more about Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s events in the coming months and Alzheimer’s programs in New Jersey, call 888-280-6055 or visit us www.alznj.org.