News12 Features Alzheimer's and Dementia Fundraiser

News12 Features LIAD Center Fundraiser

On October 2nd - 3rd, Plainview resident and long-time supporter, Jay Asparro, hit the ground running for the 6th year in a row - literally. Jay ran a total of 100 miles, from Montauk Lighthouse to the LIAD Center's Westbury facility.

Captivated by the fundraiser's mission, News12 featured Jay, his father and LIAD Center board member, Carmine Asparro, and Executive Director, Tori Cohen, LCSW.

"I run for my grandmother,  Ann, and caregivers living with this disease," said Asparro. "I know caregivers have to keep going, and so I have to keep going."

Click below to watch the full video. To donate towards the Ann Asparro Run, go to

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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