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Bergen Fundraising Walk Raises Awareness For Alzheimer's

Three youngsters head out for the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Three youngsters head out for the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's. Photo Credit: Alzheimer's Association of Greater NJ

PARAMUS, N.J. – The Northern Regional Walk to End Alzheimer's in Paramus Sunday raised more than $333,000 to help advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.

About 2,000 people took part in the two mile walk, held at Bergen Community College. The group has a goal of reaching $428,780. Funds will support educational workshops and training seminars for caregivers and research opportunities.

“The fact that the dollars help to support local programs and services as well as public policy efforts creates this opportunity for people to come together and raise awareness about the disease,” President and CEO of the Greater New Jersey Chapter Kenneth C. Zaentz said last month.

“The caregiver is the second person affected by Alzheimer’s and may predecease the person they’re caring for due to stress related issues. A lot of times, caregivers don’t get to do anything for themselves… and become isolated from their friends and the things they used to do. That’s not healthy either.”

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