Recently, local golf enthusiasts gathered at the Madison Green Country Club in Royal Palm Beach to tee off for a worthy cause: fighting Alzheimer’s disease. Hosted by Golf Fore A Cure, the charity golf outing raised $5,000 in support of the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Golf Fore A Cure is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds for Alzheimer’s research,” said David Schue, event organizer and founder of Golf Fore A Cure. “We plan golf outings as a context for having fun and also to raise money for this worthy cause.”
Funds raised through the June 20 event — which coincided with the longest day of the year, the summer solstice — benefited the Longest Day, an annual Alzheimer’s Association fundraising initiative that encourages participants to combat the darkness of Alzheimer’s disease through the activity of their choice.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, including 580,000 Floridians. Florida is also home to more than 527,000 family caregivers who provide daily care to loved ones with dementia.
“In Palm Beach County alone, there are estimated to be more than 51,000 individuals with Alzheimer’s disease,” noted Haley Register with the Alzheimer’s Association’s Southeast Florida Chapter. “For so many of their neighbors and friends to come out and show their support is truly touching, and with their help, we hope to finally put an end to not only Alzheimer’s but all forms of dementia.”
For more information about the Longest Day, visit www.alz.org/thelongestday.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. For more information, visit www.alz.org or call (800) 272-3900.