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WALK DIRECTOR FOR ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCATION

Esther McCarthy

Esther McCarthy has been hired as walk director for the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter for the Westchester Walk to End Alzheimer’s scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 3, at SUNY Purchase. Appropriate safety protocols will be in place and walkers will have the option of participating virtually at the location of their choice. 

McCarthy joined the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter in April. She has more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning, community engagement and volunteer management. Previously she was the associate director of community relations at Mercy College, where she strengthened relationships with community-based organizations, legislative offices and other key stakeholders to establish and maintain support for the college. Before that, she managed all aspects of a $1 million Walk for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society as the Westchester senior campaign manager. “Esther has a depth of experience that is truly an asset to our organization,” said David Sobel, executive director of the organization.

 “…It is especially meaningful to me, personally, as I have experienced the impact of the services the Alzheimer’s Association has provided for my family…,” said McCarthy.

The chapter offers free educational and social webinars for the general public and families living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. For more, visit alz.org/hudsonvalley or call the 24/7 hotline 800.272.3900 to register. Pre-recorded 

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Westchester Walk to End Alzheimer’s has been among the top-30-highest fundraising walks in the country for the past five years. Last year, despite the pandemic, it raised more than $430,000.

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