For the past couple of years I have been participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's event. I decided to take part after hearing a story from WTNH's Kristen Cusato about how her mother was diagnosed with a form of early onset dementia called Lewy Body Disease. After learning of this I decided to join her walk team and try to help out by raising money for the cause. This year is no different and once again we will be taking part in the walk at New Haven's Lighthouse Point Park on October 2, 2011. This year will mean much more to me since my grandmother was recently diagnosed with dementia and I will be dedicating my walk this year to both her and Kristen's mother. As you can see to the right I do have link buttons to my donation page if anyone would like to help out. You can also reach that link by clicking here.... http://NewHavenWalk.kintera.org/jaypelletier
Our team will also be hosting a fundraiser this Thursday, September 15. at BAR in New Haven. For a $20 donation you can enjoy beer, pizza, and live music provided by Kristen's brother Mike Cusato and friends. There will also be a raffle with some awesome prizes including a 4-pack of tickets to see a Phillies/Mets game, an autographed Carlos Beltran baseball, tickets to see Big Head Todd/John Hiatt at the Klein, officially licensed NFL merchandise, and many other great items. The event will go from 5:30pm-8:30pm and all proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's, Team Cusato.
For those that don't know, as many as 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and millions more are faced with the financial and emotional challenges of caring for a loved one with the disease. If current trends continue, Alzheimer’s will bankrupt families, communities and our healthcare system.
The Alzheimer’s Association®, the leading voluntary organization in Alzheimer research, care and support, is dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for the disease.