In 2003, I swam the first 3.5 nautical mile Distant Memories Swim to raise awareness for Alzheimer's Disease which impacts over 55,000 families here on Long Island. Since then, I've been joined by my friends and together we have raised over $12,000 for research and the Alzheimer's Association, Long Island (AALI). At noon on July 30, 2007, my brother Eric, friends Alex, Dave, Justin & Mickey Borg, Sean Bickoff, PJ Hahn, Johnny Gravel, Christine Puccinelli, Greg Taylor, Sarah Triffiletti, Bonnie Averbuck, Bill Drinkwater, Mike Boone, Matt Taylor, Kate Drinkwater, Tom Turchiano, and Jimmy Finke will swim with me from Asharoken Beach in Northport, across the bay, to Knollwood Beach in Huntington to raise funds to fight this disease.
It is estimated that 14-16 million of today's baby boomers will have Alzheimer's Disease. The social, economical, and emotional impact will be devastating. Damage begins 10-20 years before symptoms appear. We must find a way to prevent Alzheimer's Disease now, before the damage begins. By donating, the mind you save may be your own or a loved one's. Please join me and my friends in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease by donating to the Alzheimer's Association Long Island.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure; or send a check to AALI, 3281 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite E-13, Ronkonkoma, N.Y. 11779 Attn: Distant Memories Swim *Donations made before 6/18/07 will be MATCHED by the Pine Family Foundation!!
for more info go to: http://www.alz.org/longisland
THANK YOU!-- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too! - Bryan Proctor