This annual free event is sponsored by Partners HealthCare, the parent organization of the Massachusetts ADRC, and WHDH & CW 56 stations. Fun and educational programs including exhibits, health-screenings, presentations by health experts and local celebrities will entertain and inform both adults and kids.
The 2-day event will be held at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center (900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115).
The Massachusetts ADRC is an active supporter of the Alzheimer's Association's (MA & NH chapters) Greater Boston Memory Walk fundraising event. For several years, our Center director, Dr. Bradley T. Hyman, has served as the Honorary Medical Chair of this successful event.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, the Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Since 1989, the Walk has raised more than $260 million for the cause.
The 13th Annual Memory Ride organized by the Alzheimer's Association will take place on Saturday, July 25, 2009 from the Devens Museum Field in Devens, MA. Four distance options with different event start times are available to participants: 25, 62, 100 and 125 miles.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, 90% of the funds raised by the Memory Ride event helps support grants awarded through the Association's research grants program, while 10% of the proceeds help fund programs and services within Massachusetts.
The success of the 2008 Memory Ride led to grant awards for Dr. Dorene M. Rentz of the Massachusetts ADRC and the Brigham's & Women's Hospital, and Dr. Angela L. Jefferson of the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center, a member of our Center's External Advisory Board.
For more information on this exciting event, please contact the Alzheimer's Association (MA & NH chapters) for more information.