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Wearing purple with a purpose at Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Huzza, huzza to the more than 500 walkers that joined in the fight to end Alzheimer’s at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on NOv. 4, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association® – New York City Chapter.

Clad in head-to-toe purple, the participants turned the blue waters off the bay into a sea of purple as they gathered at Kingsborough Community College to make the approximately two-mile trek.

NY1 anchor Erin Billups emcee’d the event, which raised money to support programs and services, advocacy opportunities, and a clinical studies matching service called Trial Match® — all provided free of charge by the Alzheimer’s Association. Young an old attended and not only walked but had fun, with a photo booth station, a kid zone, and other family-friendly activities.

The Alzheimer’s Association-sponsored walk is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research and so far the Brooklyn walk raised $65,000.

Donations are still being accepted until the end of the year, so if you feel so inclined give a little, ‘tis the season.

Alzheimer’s Association—NY City Chapter [60 E. 42nd St. in Midtown Manhattan; (800) 272–3900]

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Posted 12:00 am, November 16, 2017
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