Alzheimer’s New Jersey Thanks Top Fundraisers of 2017 Walks

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2018 Walk Schedule Announced with New Walk Location in Morris County

Alzheimer’s New Jersey, formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter, announced that it raised nearly $750,000 through its annual Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s® in 2017 and would like to thank all of its fundraisers, participants, volunteers and supporters. The walk is the largest event for the organization to raise awareness and funds to support local programs for those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in New Jersey. One hundred percent of the funds raised by Alzheimer’s New Jersey support Garden State individuals and families.

Alzheimer’s New Jersey would like to acknowledge and thank the following individuals and teams for their extraordinary fundraising efforts:

Top Fundraising Individuals
Southern Regional Walk – Eleanor Dolan of Red Bank – $12,078
Liberty State Park – Joanne Casey of Garfield – $7,130
Central Regional Walk – Carol Bucca of Hamilton – $9,496
Northern Regional Walk – Sidney Keyles of Mahwah – $16,165

Top Fundraising Teams
Southern Regional Walk – We Care Adult Care in Red Bank – $23,898
Liberty State Park – Team Rosalia – $13,991
Central Regional Walk – Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton – $15,523
Northern Regional Walk – Team Falco North Jersey, Sunrise Senior Living – $17,038

School Spirit Award
Southern Regional Walk – Freehold Township High School, Freehold Township – $7,791
Liberty State Park – Team Infinity from Infinity Institute, Jersey City – $5,255
Central Regional Walk – Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville Township – $1,950

Alzheimer’s New Jersey would also like to acknowledge Chelsea Senior Living based in Fanwood for raising a total of $31,700 at their second annual Lace Race event. All proceeds raised were donated to Alzheimer’s New Jersey.

“We thank the thousands of individuals, organizations, businesses and schools that are involved with our walks year after year,” said Alzheimer’s New Jersey President and CEO Ken Zaentz. “We are incredibly grateful for their dedication to helping the 500,000 New Jersey residents who have Alzheimer’s disease or are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Because of them, we are able to continue our mission of supporting the local needs of families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.”

The 2018 Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s® schedule is as follows:
Southern Regional Walk, Saturday, September 22, Point Pleasant Beach;
Central Regional Walk, Sunday, October 7, Princeton (ETS);
Liberty State Park, Saturday, October 13, Jersey City;
Northern Regional Walk October 28, Paramus (Bergen Community College).

Alzheimer’s New Jersey is also excited to announce that they will be hosting an additional walk location this year in Morris County on September 30 at College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown. Please visit the organization’s website for more information:

“We are excited to expand our Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s locations, enabling even more New Jersey residents the opportunity to support our mission and get involved in our organization’s events,” said Alzheimer’s New Jersey Vice President of Development and Communications Julie Schuldner. “It is an amazing gathering of families, friends and volunteers and we’re thrilled to have even more people become involved.”

Alzheimer’s New Jersey is a nonprofit organization not affiliated with a national charity whose mission is to provide support, assistance and information to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and their caregivers in New Jersey. Walk to Fight Alzheimer's teams are made up of families, friends, and co-workers who come together to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's New Jersey programs and services, as well as research. Corporations/companies, schools and/or individual sponsors can participate.

To register for one of the 2018 Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s events, visit:, call 973-586-4300 or email walk(at)alznj(dot)org.

About Alzheimer’s New Jersey
Since 1985, Alzheimer’s New Jersey has provided care and support for New Jersey families and has helped advance research for a cure. As Alzheimer’s New Jersey (formerly known as Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter), their commitment to local programs and services is stronger than ever. Their mission is to respond to the needs of people in New Jersey who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, by providing programs and community partnerships that increase awareness and access to services. Visit or call 888-280-6055 for more information.

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