On Saturday, October 28th, Knowledgent Cares raised money and participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan. Marc Edelstein, the team leader for the fundraising efforts and the walk, raised over $4,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association!
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Proceeds from the Walk benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, which works on a global, national, and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
The walk, which began in 1989, started with 9 chapters walking and raising money. Now, over 600 communities fundraise and walk. More than $75 million has been raised for the Alzheimer’s Association. This year, the Manhattan Walk to End Alzheimer’s surpassed their goal of $590,000 by raising $635,053.74!
“The walk was a huge success,” said Marc Edelstein. “The New York chapter for the Alzheimer’s Association raised over $600k and Team Edelstein raised close to 5K. My family and I participate in this walk in memory of my grandmother, Barbara Milgrom, to help reclaim the future for millions and to raise money each year as part of this walk. My family and I appreciate everyone’s support.”
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