LAKEVILLE, Conn.—Lime Rock Park, the historic automotive and entertainment venue has selected the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut chapter as its 2020 Official Charity and will host the Northwestern Connecticut Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020.
There are 78 thousand people in Connecticut living with Alzheimer’s disease and 178,000 caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut chapter supports families by providing services including education classes, support groups, a 24/7 helpline, advocacy and by funding critical research to find new treatments or a cure.
“Each year, Lime Rock Park selects an official charity to support throughout the year and we’re pleased to select the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut chapter as this year’s benefactor,” said Lime Rock Park President Skip Barber. “Through our fundraising efforts this year, we hope to have an impact on the lives of all of those who have the disease and their caregivers.”
“We are thrilled to have been chosen as Lime Rock Park’s Official Charity for 2020,” said Robin Sharp, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut chapter. “Partnering with Lime Rock Park and holding events on site throughout the year will help us reach even more people, and let them know where they can turn if and when they get a diagnosis of dementia.”
On Oct. 4, 2020, hundreds of walkers will converge on the 1.5-mile Lime Rock Park track to take part in the Northwestern Connecticut Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The event is the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature fundraiser, and is one of seven walks held across Connecticut every year. It’s an opportunity for families with loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia to see they are not alone, and come together for a common cause – to end Alzheimer’s. If you’d like to register, go to act.alz.org/walk-northwesternct.
To learn more about how Lime Rock Park is fundraising for the organization, visit www.limerock.com/officialcharity.