Friday, 20 January 2012 00:00
Alzheimer’s Association Long Island will get an “assist” from the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders with a special fundraising night on Feb. 24 at Nassau Coliseum when the Islanders face off against their division rivals, the New York Rangers, at 7 p.m.
The Islanders are teaming up with Alzheimer’s Association Long Island to raise funds for their mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research to provide and enhance care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Currently, 5.4 million people in this country have Alzheimer’s disease and more than 60,000 of them reside on Long Island. By the middle of this century, it is estimated that approximately 14-16 million people will have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease; one out of eight baby boomers is at risk.
Tickets are $125, with part of the sales proceeds to benefit AALI. The price of the ticket includes a free New York Islanders yearbook. To order tickets, or for more information about Alzheimer’s Association Long Island, please contact Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, executive director/CEO, at (631) 820-8068 or visit www.alz.org/longisland. Tickets can also be ordered online at www. newyorkislanders.com/alz.