Posted by Les Nathan
Larchmont Rotary’s team participated for the second time in the annual Alzheimer’s Association - Westchester County Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 1st. 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 (WCC) on a warm and sunny afternoon.  The Westchester Rotary clubs which participated in the Walk included those from: Peekskill, Scarsdale, Riverdale, the Bronx, White Plains and Pelham.  The team used emails, Facebook and telephone calls to raise money.  Despite our small size, $5,400 has been raised so far.
Larchmont’s team contained seven members, including Tom Geoffino & Barbara Crane from New Rochelle Rotary and Stephanie Buckley.  Five members participated in the Walk – Captain Marion Anderson, Lester Nathan, Stephanie Buckley, Barbara Crane and Tom Geoffino.  The team walked the mile and three-quarters course around the WCC campus.
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 us with fund raising.  Donations can still be made until December 31st at our team’s webpage: