Miss Excelsior to speak at Alzheimer’s Kick-Off event at Violette’s Cellar

Miss Excelsior to speak at Alzheimer’s Kick-Off event at Violette’s Cellar

By Carol Ann Benanti

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Alzheimer’s Association invites Staten Island residents to join the Staten Island Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kick-Off Event Thursday, May 31, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Violette’s Cellar, 2271 Hylan Blvd. in Grant City.

Event chair Ashley Marie Davis, the former Miss Richmond County and current Miss Excelsior 2018, will be in attendance to speak to guests about participating in this year’s walk.

Ashley, whose personal platform is “Memories Matter: Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Support,” served as the Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador for Staten Island in Washington D.C. during the annual Advocacy Forum and is the Alzheimer’s Association – NYC Chapter Ambassador for Rep. Dan Donovan.

“I am forever grateful for all of the opportunities the Alzheimer’s Association NYC Chapter has afforded me. This June I will be vying for the title of Miss New York 2018 and expressing the importance of my platform ‘Memories Matter: Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness & Support’ with the distinguished panel of judges. I look forward to continuing my Alzheimer’s advocacy and ambassador work locally, statewide, and on the national level in Washington D.C. On Sept. 29th I will walk in honor of my two great-grandparents who suffered from this detrimental disease. I hope to one day live in a world where Alzheimer’s Disease no longer exists.”

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and four locations in New York City, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

RSVP to Alex Schoeneck at alschoeneck@alz.org or 646-793-3524.

FYI: The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. 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. 

Visit alz.org/nyc or call the 24/7 multi-lingual Helpline at 800-272-3900 for more information.