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.  Larchmont Club member Marion Anderson was interviewed by News12’s Lisa Larocca at Horan’s Landing in Sleepy Hollow that evening.
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.  Our club manned the Rotary exhibit table and handed out our recently updated brochure to those interested.  We were joined by our Area Governor, Sandy Wolstein.
Our team used emails, Facebook and telephone calls to raise money.  Despite our small size, we raised $4,353, the most by a Westchester Rotary club.  Nationally, the club was ranked 12th among all Rotary clubs who participated.
Our team of nine includes six club members and three recruits by Marian Anderson: Stephanie Buckley, Barbara Luciano & 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 us with fund raising.  Donations can still be made until December 31stClick here to go to our team’s webpage.