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MEDIA ALERT 10/1 Alzheimer's Association Long Island Hosts East End Walk to End Alzheimer's 2011

Eastern Long Island Residents are Raising Critically Needed Awareness and Funds for Alzheimer's Care, Support and Research

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WHO: Mary Ann Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer's Association Long Island
Cory Leible, Southampton resident who will walk from Southampton to East Hampton to raise funds for Alzheimer's Association Long Island
Local elected officials
Participants in the East End Walk to End Alzheimer's

WHAT: Eastern Long Island residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's. The Walk will be preceded by a grand opening of the Southampton satellite office. The new office, outreach and support center will allow care consultants to schedule family meetings to provide information for families or individuals on the East End of Long Island who are coping with Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Association Long Island staff members and local elected officials will be joined by Cory Leible, a 70-year-old resident of Southampton who will be walking to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease and funds in support of the fight against Alzheimer's. Mr. Leible has done this walk for the past six years and, this year, he has decided to dedicate the walk to fight Alzheimer's. Mr. Leible will walk 30 miles from the Southampton office to Gurney's Inn in Montauk. Teams and walkers will join Mr. Leible at the last 3.1 miles of the Walk.

Walk to End Alzheimer's participants will be able to learn more about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services. Those who wish to donate can log on to
longisland and click on the "Donate" link.

WHEN: Saturday, October 1, 2011
7:30 a.m. - Registration/Continental Breakfast/Grand Opening
8:00 a.m. - Mr. Leible begins his walk
3:00 p.m. - Walkers meet up with Mr. Leible at the East Hampton Nature Preserve and Beach sign to start the Walk to End Alzheimer's
4:00 p.m. - Celebration BBQ at Gurney's Inn

WHERE: START: Alzheimer's Association Long Island Satellite Office
33 Flying Point Road, Suite 121/122
Southampton, NY

END: Gurney's Inn
290 Old Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY

DIRECTIONS: From Sunrise Highway: Go east on Route 27. When going through Southampton Town, instead of bearing left to stay on Route 27, go straight as the road becomes Flying Point Road. Go 375 feet. Alzheimer's Association Long Island is on the right-hand side.

PHOTO OPS: Ms. Malack-Ragona, Mr. Leible and elected officials cutting the ribbon during the grand opening. Mr. Leible beginning his walk. Teams and walkers joining Mr. Leible at the last 3.1 miles of the walk. Walkers arriving at Gurney's Inn.


About the Alzheimer's Association:

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.