Long Island University Hockey Team To Play Game For Alzheimer’s Awareness

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Courtesy Alzheimer’s Association

Long Island University’s men’s ice hockey team has partnered up with the Alzheimer’s Association, and their Oct. 7 game against Penn State is officially dedicated to Alzheimer’s awareness.

During the game, there will be a raffle with donations benefiting Walk to End Alzheimer’s Nassau.

The hockey team will also be featured guests at the Oct. 1 walk.

“Long Island University Hockey is proud to partner with the Alzheimer’s Association,” Ryan Kelly, director of athletics at Long Island University, said. “We look forward to collaborating to make this a great experience for the community and our student-athletes.”

According to a news release by the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and it is a leading cause of death in the United States. In New York alone, there are more than 410,000 people living with the disease and 546,000 friends and family caring for them. Representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter will be at the game to share information and answer questions.

“Thank you to Long Island University Athletics for helping the Alzheimer’s Association raise awareness and funds for families facing the disease,” Tinamarie Hardekopf, director of development for the Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter, said. “We look forward to attending the game and cheering on the team as they play Penn State.”

To learn more about the game, click here.

To register for this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit act.alz.org/nassau.

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Courtesy Alzheimer’s Association