The 2017 Ann Asparro Run - Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center

The 2017 Ann Asparro Run

One in nine Americans over 65 has Alzheimer's disease. Eighty percent of all care provided to Alzheimer's individuals is tendered by family and friends.

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When my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, I learned not only the staggering statistics such as those above, but also the devastating effects it can have on families who try to care for their loved ones. That's why I'll be running 75 miles – across Long Island from the south shore to the north shore and in the New York City marathon - on November 4 and 5, 2017 to raise awareness for Alzheimer's disease and bridge families to the services provided by the Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center. I'm running for my grandmother, for my parents and aunt and uncle, and for all the other families who are suffering because of this terrible disease.

To learn how you can get involved and to follow my journey, visit or fill out the fields below to donate today! Your support is greatly appreciated!

Jay Asparro

The Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We do not sell or share our donor information. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

About the Author Dana Castoria

Dana’s personal interest in health and wellness ignites her passion to help execute impactful change in the nonprofit field. As a Hofstra University graduate with a degree in Public Health and a demonstrated history in communications, Dana is committed to merge the community, individuals and professionals of Long Island to help the Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center achieve its mission. Having joined the team in July 2017, she came from an assisted living facility and with over 5 years’ experience in the senior care field. Dana helped the Long Island Alzheimer's and Dementia Center plant it’s feet and grow in the new Westbury location, and believes her efforts to attain the resources to further develop and sustain its services is her part in caring for and supporting diagnosed individuals and caregivers. Outside of the office, you can find Dana exploring Manhattan, on the beach with a volleyball, dog-watching at a park or spending time with her family and friends, especially if a board game is involved!

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