Photos by Simply Maura and Debbe Sauerhoff
The Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter invites the Fairfield County community to participate in the 25th Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. The event will be held from 9am until 1pm on Sunday, September 28 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk and will feature live music, children’s activities, a Zumba warm-up prior to the three-mile scenic walk and a meaningful tribute ceremony. Participants of all ages and abilities are invited to register for free online or via phone 860-828-2828 and help reclaim the future for millions.
This year, Walk to End Alzheimer’s® celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary. The event, which was originally launched in 1989 as Memory Walk®, is now held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide. In 2013, more than 42,000 teams participated in nearly 650 Walks across the country, raising more than $55 million.
Top Row: Dennis Garan (Trumbull), Amy Silva-Magalhaes (Oxford), Diane Mastrone (Bridgeport), Charlie Lillicraf (Easton), Maxwell Snyder (New Canaan), Len Schwartz (Stamford), Adonis Filpo (Stamford)
Middle Row: Lexi Rodriguez (Milford), Leslie Hinshaw (Wilton), Kelley Green (Stratford), Heidi Lohrfrink (Pound Ridge, NY), Tania Paparazzo (Stamford)
Bottom Row: Bonnie Leavy-Mello (Wilton), Mike Davis (2014 walk co-chair- Norwalk), Giovanna LoSardo (2014 walk co-chair- Norwalk), Mary Underwood (Chesire), Christy Perone (Wilton)
Absent: Courtney George (Sandy Hook); Elizabeth O’Dwyer (Stamford); Lindsay Johnson (Old Greenwich); Ray Boller (Stamford); Lorin Richardson (Norwalk); Chris Urpin (Milford); Elza Augustin (Fairfield); Val Bel (Norwalk); Dick Fisher (Stamford); Claire Rowella (Ridgefield); Scott Russell (Ridgefield); Lidia Ayala (Milford); Chadd Sullo (Orange); Sue Martins (Westport)