Flushing Meadows Fund-Raiser 9/30
The Alzheimer’s Association’s New York City chapter is recruiting walkers, supporters and volunteers for its annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” fund-raiser in Queens, which will take place this year in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday morning, Sept. 30.
The two-mile walk is expected to raise $50,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association for its programs and services as well as advancing research into better treatments and a possible cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
A special “Memory Wall” will be constructed to allow participants in the walk to post mementos, messages or photos of someone in their lives they have cared for or who have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease. There will also be a “doggie dugout” for four-legged participants. Each dog will receive a purple bandana with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s logo.
Participants will check in at 9 a.m. on Sept. 30; free breakfast will be provided. On-site registration is available at that time.
An opening ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. and will include a special award presentation. The walk itself will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of 111th Street and 55th Avenue, then wind its way through the park before returning to the starting point.