Kiwanians from the Bronx Westchester South Division and sponsored students of the Fordham University Circle K Club started the new Kiwanis year with a 3-mile walk to raise funds and awareness to end Alzheimer's Disease.
More than half of all Americans know or is related to someone with this disease and one in eight baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's.
The Kiwanis members were led by Past Lt. Gov. Sister Anne Marie Kirmse, Past Lt. Gov. Rocco Riti, and current Lt. Gov. Mario DeGeorgio. They and their team raised close to $7,500 with donations still being collected.
In the past seven years, the Bronx Westchester South Division has raised $55,000 for the disease that affects the elderly and their families, young and old. Each year, it is a "Memory Walk" to remember those who can no longer do so. Members carried daises upon which the names of their loved ones who died or are suffering from Alzheimer's disease were printed.
(Posted October 2, 2011)