Getting involved with local walk committee rewarding, fun

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Some of the Broward Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee pose for a photo at last year’s walk.

Volunteers are truly the faces behind the success of our local five Walk to End Alzheimer’s events.

Every walk has a committee that is filled with people willing to put their time and soul into this cause.

Marlene Lieberman has served on a walk committee for the past 15 years. She has been the co-chair of the Miami-Dade Walk to End Alzheimer’s and is now on the Broward Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee. The committee allows her to help put on what she considers an inspiring event and utilize her passion to help those in her community influenced by the disease.

“I know the benefits of the fundraising event, and I see how the walk inspires those who are affected by this awful disease,” she said.

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Bree Beynon and her husband pose for a photo at last year’s West Palm Beach Walk to End Alzheimer’s at CityPlace

Bree Beynon serves as the team recruitment co-chair on the West Palm Beach Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee, and she loves giving back to her committee.

“I feel strongly about volunteering for the Alzheimer’s Association, not only because of the important cause but also because of the people who are involved,” she said. “It’s clear that everyone’s heart is in the best place, and they are passionate about helping our community.”

The committee is composed of different chairs and co-chairs who handle a variety of topics ranging from sponsorship to mission as well as committee members who serve under the chairs. The committees meet once a month to talk about the upcoming walk. All of the walk committees this year, still have room for more members.

If you are interested in volunteering for your local committee or getting more information about being on a committee, please reach out to the walk manager of the walk you are interested in.

For the Treasure Coast or West Palm Beach Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee, reach out to Tricia Williams at 561-967-0047 or by email at twilliams@alz.org. For the Boca Raton or the Broward Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee, reach out to Jessie Brooks at 561-967-0047 or by email at jbrooks@alz.org. For the Miami-Dade Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee, reach out to Jose Pinera at 561-967-0047 or by email at jpinera@alz.org.

“I recommend getting involved with the walk committee if you are someone who truly feels passionate not only about finding a cure for Alzheimer’s but about supporting those who are currently living with the disease and their families,” Beynon said. “ Anytime we come together as a community to raise awareness and have fun I think we are showing those with the disease that we are not afraid and they are not alone.”

Our walks this year:

Boca Raton – Sept. 25 at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton

Treasure Coast – Oct. 1 at Indian RiverSide Park in Jensen Beach

West Palm Beach – Oct. 8 at CityPlace in West Palm Beach

Broward – Oct. 22 at Hollywood North Beach Park in Hollywood

Miami-Dade – Nov. 5 at Museum Park in Miami

For more information, visit alz.org/walk.

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