Two Alzheimer’s Awareness events are planned on Saturday, Sept. 25, ahead of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Westchester and Rockland counties in October.
From 6-8 p.m. at Horan’s Landing in Sleepy Hollow, there will be a Bridge Lighting Watch Party featuring food trucks and a DJ — ultimately culminating in the lighting of the Mario Cuomo Bridge in purple for Alzheimer’s Awareness.
At 8 p.m. that night, the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill will also host an Alzheimer’s Awareness Evening during its “Gypsy” concert celebrating the music of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac. The Alzheimer’s Association will have a table at the event with staff on hand to talk about the organization’s programs, services and fundraisers. Tickets to “Gypsy” can be purchased 24/7 here.
The Paramount’s manager said the theater was happy to help raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease.
“Paramount Hudson Valley Arts is proud to partner with organizations that make a difference in the welfare of our community,” said George De Feis, General Manager at Paramount Hudson Valley Arts. “The Alzheimer’s Association brings awareness and resources to those impacted by this horrible disease. We are happy to shine a spotlight on them during one of our live music performances.”
“The Alzheimer’s Association is thrilled to partner with the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater to spread awareness of the disease,” said David Sobel, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter. “We want families affected by dementia to know we’re there for them as research continues to find a cure. We are looking forward to a fun and informative night at Paramount Hudson Valley Theater.”
The Westchester Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Westchester Community College, with check-in starting at 1 p.m. and the opening ceremony at 2 p.m. followed by the walk. The Rockland Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Sunday, Oct 10, at Boulder Stadium in Pomona with check-in starting at 9 a.m. and the opening ceremony at 10 a.m. followed by the walk. The walks will be held in person, observing safety protocols, but participants can also choose to participate remotely at the locations of their choice. More information about all five Hudson Valley walks is available at HudsonValleyWalks.org
About the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter
The Hudson Valley Chapter serves families living with dementia in seven counties in New York,including Duchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester. To learn moreabout the programs and services offered locally, visitalz.org/hudsonvalley.