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September 22, 2018 - 6:48pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Alzheimer's Association, batavia, Walk to End Alzheimer's, news.

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The Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter, sponsored today the Walk to End Alzheimers in Batavia. The route started and ended at Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Hundreds of people turned out, though this morning organizers did not have an exact count of participants.

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September 5, 2018 - 3:37pm
posted by Billie Owens in Walk to End Alzheimer's, batavia, news, Le Roy.

The entire Le Roy Village Green team from a previous Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Brenda Houk is waering a purple lei on left side).

Submitted photo and press release:

Brenda Houk of Le Roy is acutely aware of the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease. While enrolled at Genesee Community College in Batavia, she began an internship at Le Roy Village Green working with residents who had varying degrees of cognitive loss and after graduating, she remained at LVG as Assistant Activities director.

“My heart could not pull away," Houk said. "I have had residents come and go, have made connections with family members over the years that show how much Alzheimer’s and other dementias affect others along with the person themselves. Seeing that is enough to want to make it stop and to find a way to prevent this disease from continuing."

Houk is doing that by leading the LVG team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in Batavia.

“It is sad thinking of your loved one, family, spouse, friends forgetting who they are, and who they love and share a life with. We can make a difference one person at a time.”

The walk is a family-friendly event that will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning at 9 a.m. with registration and check-in at the Premier Genesee Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at 278 Bank St. The walk gets underway at 10 a.m. with an opening ceremony

The walk route winds through the streets near Premier Genesee Center, and covers about two miles. Along the way, walkers will be entertained by local singers and more.

Participants start or join teams and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association, which has a Western New York Chapter office in Williamsville.

There is no fee to sign-up, and there are incentives for reaching specific fundraising goals. All registered participants can enjoy free refreshments, access to basket and 50/50 raffles, entertainment and a keepsake pinwheel flower that can be personalized with their reasons for participating.

The majority of funds raised stay in WNY to provide free education programs, support groups, respite services and other resources for all impacted by dementia. A percentage of every walk donation is also targeted for research. Alzheimer’s disease is an incurable, unstoppable disease that cannot be prevented and the Alzheimer’s Association is the largest private funder of dementia research in the United States.

Registration is quick and easy online at alz.org/Walk or by calling (716) 626-0600. Walk-up registration is also welcome the morning of the event.

Early check-in is set for Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 3-7 p.m. at the Center. It allows participants to turn in donations, collect wrist bands for site access, pick-up their flowers, as well as earned medals and tee shirts, and purchase raffle tickets so they can avoid the lines and enjoy the all the wonderful components of this terrific walk!

Corporate support of the Walk is a critical factor in its fundraising success. The WNY Chapter is pleased to welcome new Platinum Sponsor Aetna, as well as returning Platinum Sponsors WDCX Radio and the law firm Cellino and Barnes. Other local corporate support comes from Merchants Insurance, Tim Hortons, The Manor House, Five Star Urgent Care and WCJW radio.

For more information about Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association and local programs and services, visit alz.org/WNY or call 1.800.272.3900.

September 18, 2017 - 12:00pm


Walk to End Alzheimer's (Batavia Walk) REGISTER TODAY!
WHEN:  Saturday Sept. 23
TIME:  9 a.m. Registration. Walk starts at 10. Coffee and donuts courtesy of Tim Hortons, basket raffle, 50-50, hot dogs and drinks courtesy of Premier Genesee.
WHERE: Premiere Genesee Rehabiliation and Nursing Center, 278 Bank St., Batavia (formerly Genesee County Nursing Home)
REASON: HOPE to find a cure for Alzheimer's! HOPE to finally have the "first survivor"!
NEEDS: Baskets gratefully accepted: Please bring basket donations by 9/18 to Premier Genesee.
NEW THIS YEAR: Avoid registration lines on day of the walk. Preregister at Premier Genesee from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sept.
Click here to register now.

September 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

Walk to End Alzheimer's (Batavia Walk) REGISTER TODAY!
WHEN:  Saturday, Sept. 23
TIME:  9 a.m. Registration. Walk starts at 10 a.m. Coffee & donuts courtesy of Tim Horton's; Basket Raffle/50-50/hot dogs and drink courtesy of Premier Genesee.
WHERE: Premiere Genesee Rehabiliation and Nursing Center, 278 Bank St., Batavia (formerly Genesee County Nursing Home)
REASON: HOPE to find a cure for Alzheimer's! HOPE to finally have the "first survivor"!
NEEDS: Baskets gratefully accepted: Please bring basket donations  by 9/18 to Premier Genesee
NEW THIS YEAR: Avoid registration lines on day of the walk. Preregister at Premier Genesee on Sept. 19 from 3 - 7 p.m.
Click here to register now.

September 24, 2016 - 2:57pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, news, Walk to End Alzheimer's.

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At least 500 people turned out today for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's in Batavia.

Above, youth cheerleaders from Le Roy encourage walkers in front of Batavia Middle School on Ross Street.alzwalk2016.jpg

September 12, 2016 - 1:12pm
posted by Billie Owens in Walk to End Alzheimer's, news, Announcements, batavia.

Press release:

The Alzheimer’s Association Western New York Chapter estimates that across Genesee County, approximately 2,000 residents have Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia. It’s further believed that an additional 6,000 family members and friends provide some kind of care for those with impaired cognition.

All those people, as well as professional care providers, have access to the no-cost resources of the WNY Chapter, which include educational programs, support groups, online access to information, support and medical professionals across the county, and other vital programs and services.

The major means of financial support for these services is the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which will take place in Batavia on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Genesee County Nursing Home (278 Bank St.) starting at 9 a.m.

Hundreds of participants are expected to take part in this important, informative and entertaining fundraiser. A committee of local residents and business and community leaders has been planning Walk for months, helping secure donations of goods and services, recruiting team members and leaders and promoting the event across the county while raising awareness about dementia and the WNY Chapter.

Registration and fundraising can be accomplished online at alz.org/WNY or via a quick phone call to 1.800.272.3900. All registered participants have access to refreshments, entertainment and basket and 50/50 raffles.

Day-of registration is also available from 9-10 a.m., and fundraising can continue through the end of October to qualify for incentives, which include a purple Walk to End Alzheimer’s T-shirt and a gold medal.

The continuing availability of Chapter resources and important research to find ways to prevent, slow and cure Alzheimer’s disease is also funded through the generous support of the corporate world.

Information and easy registration is available online at alz.org/WNY or by calling 1.800.272.3900.

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