For Hometown News
INDIAN RVIER COUNTY - The Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County announced at the ninth annual "Walk to Remember" team captain kick-off luncheon on Sept. 12. George E. Warren Corporation is the presenting sponsor for the 2012 event.
Other area businesses recognized for leadership-level sponsorships were the law office of Marie S. Conforti, Brookdale Senior Living/Clare Bridge & Sterling House of Vero Beach, The Lynmoore, The Place at Vero Beach, Roberta Rose and the Visiting Nurse Association.
The Arbors at Lakes at Pointe West was also recognized for sponsoring the luncheon.
Other sponsors for the walk include: Aloha Home Care/Champion Home Health Care, Florida Baptist Retirement Center, HarborChase of Vero Beach, Home Instead Senior Care, Nurse On Call, Perkins Medical Supply, Sebastian River Medical Center, Senior Resource Association and William Frazier.
In-kind sponsors for the walk include: ACTS Indian River Estates, The Arbors at the Lakes at Pointe West, Florida Healthcare News, Ken Gregory Produce, Osceola Pharmacy and Waldo's Restaurant
"We are so very grateful for the generous support of all our sponsors and the over 600 walkers who annually help us to raise much-needed funding and awareness for programs that support those affected by disorders affecting memory and motion, such as essential tremors, stroke, autism, lewy ??? bodies and others, and that Alzheimer & Parkinson Association services are not for simply two diseases," said Linda Wells, committee chairwoman.
Slated for Saturday morning, Nov. 10 at Riverside Park, the 5K walk will feature a route along the Indian River.
Teams comprised of family, friends and business associates are invited to sign up and individual walkers are welcome, as well.
Additional sponsorships are also still available for interested businesses or individuals. This is the Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County's largest annual fundraising event and all proceeds provide funding for programs and services provided in the local community.
The Walk to Remember planning committee, led by Linda Wells, is comprised of Bubs Baird, Cindy Bryant, Diane Butler, Peggy Cunningham, Cheryl Dowdell, Dee Ehrhard, Sue Jordan, Brittany Norair, Eileen O'Donnell, Carole Smalley, Cindy Vernal and Maria Zambigadis.
The Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County, founded 30 years ago in Vero Beach, is not an affiliate of a national organization. It is an independent, nonprofit organization that is 100 percent supported through generous donations derived from grants, events, individuals and businesses to support its programs.
Local programs that are provided to area residents include support groups, a lending library resource center, monthly program meetings, caregiver training, Project Lifesaver tracking bracelets, respite program, an activity center, weekly exercise classes and memory screening.
Nearly 4,100 participated in the Alzheimer & Parkinson Association of Indian River County programs in 2011.
For sponsorship and registration packets, email WTRadmin@alzpark.org or call (772) 563-0505 or visit www.alzpark.org.