Larchmont Rotary Walks to End Alzheimer’s
Lester Nathan, Senada Zukic & her granddaughter Medina, Marion Anderson and Marian White
The Larchmont Rotary Club team participated for the first time in the annual Alzheimer’s Association – Westchester County Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 2nd. The Walk’s main purpose is to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
In support of the five different Walks to End Alzheimer’s happening across the Hudson Valley, the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge was lit up in purple on September 21st.
Several hundred people from all over the county came to the Valhalla campus of Westchester Community College on a cool and windy Sunday afternoon. Several Westchester Rotary clubs participated in the Walk, including those from Elmsford, Peekskill, Briarcliff Manor, White Plains and Pelham. Larchmont’s club manned the Rotary exhibit table and handed out its recently updated club brochure.
The team used emails, Facebook and telephone calls to raise money. Despite its small size, $4,353 was raised, the most by a Westchester Rotary club. Nationally, the club was ranked 12th among all Rotary clubs who participated.
Larchmont’s team of nine includes six club members and three recruits by Marian Anderson: Stephanie Buckley, Barbara Luciano and Mary Jo Cecil. Four members who participated in the Walk were: Marion Anderson, Marian White, Lester Nathan and Senada Zukic. The team walked the mile and three-quarters course around the WCC campus. County Executive and club member George Latimer gave a speech during the opening ceremonies and posed for pictures with various participants.
The Alzheimer’s Association® is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
Thanks go to Westchester Walk Director Esther McCarthy of the Alzheimer’s Association NY Chapter for helping with fund raising. Donations can still be made until December 31st at the team’s webpage: https://act.alz.org/goto/LarchmontRotary.