BETHANY FENWICK AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 5th Annual Athletes Against Alzheimer’s Race Set for August 4th


Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on July 17.

On August 4, 2019, the 5th Annual Athletes Against Alzheimer’s 5k Run/Walk, presented by Loftus Wealth Strategies, is planned. The 5k run/walk will benefit the local work here in Sussex County of the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter.

Michael Loftus, of Loftus Wealth Strategies, a wealth management and financial planning business in Ocean View, is the event’s founder.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior; the life-interfering symptoms worsen over time and there is no cure.

“We are grateful to everyone who has helped establish this race since its inception and so happy to be celebrating our 5th anniversary this summer. Our goal is to raise $25,000 this year, $5,000 more than last year in honor of the fifth year. If we are successful, we will have raised nearly $150,000 in five years. Our race funds the treatment, research and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s and their caregivers,” said Loftus. “I challenge runners, sponsors, volunteers, residents and visitors, to help us meet, or beat, our ambitious goal. Registration for runners, teams of runners, volunteers and sponsors is open, and together, we will support the Alzheimer’s Association and end the vicious disease.”

“Our sponsors are important partners in our fight against Alzheimer’s.” said Loftus. “Generous support from local businesses moves the needle toward our goal. I want to thank our past and current sponsors and encourage other businesses to join forces with us to make our race stronger. Together, we will beat this terrible disease.”

Another fun way to participate is to create a fundraising team. Families and businesses can rally together to raise money. A new-this-year feature is that the top fundraiser will be honored by receiving the prestigious number 1 race bib. Cash donations are fully tax-deductible.

In addition to Loftus Wealth Strategies, current sponsors are: 26 Salon & Spa, Artisans Bank, Baja Beach House Grill, Bank of DelMarVa, Coastal Point, County Bank, Creative Resource Group, Crowley Associates Realty, Inc., DJ Padraig, Todd and Candace Hickman & Family, Home Instead Senior Care, Law Offices of Scott & Shuman, Long & Foster Realtors, Anne Del Vecchio Powell- Delaware & Maryland Beach Real Estate Services, Law Offices of Susan Pittard Weidman, Wilgus Associates, Inc. Additional opportunities are available.

Produced by Focus Multisports, a local company known for successful races, will deliver a well-organized, and fun event. The fast, flat and scenic 5k features awesome awards, and a post-race party on the boardwalk with DJ Padraig.

Register at www.alzrun.com in July to guarantee a special tech shirt. Visit the Facebook page, ALZRunWalk, for more details and updates. For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, visit alz.org/delval.

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