Letter: Athletes Against Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk a Success!

August 16, 2017


Spectators lined the streets in downtown of Bethany Beach. Dozens of volunteers were in place. And at 7:30 am on Sunday, August 6, 2017 the third annual Athletes to End Alzheimer’s 5k Run/Walk, presented by Loftus Wealth Strategies, more than 625 runners took off at the starting line. 17.01 minutes later, the first finisher crossed the finish line on the iconic boardwalk.

Hundreds gathered for one reason: to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter. We hoped to raise $25,000 for treatment, research and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s and their caregivers and early indicators show we are right on track! If we meet the goal, we will have raised nearly $70,000 in our three-year history.

There are so many to think for helping to support this important charity. We are a great “TEAM” – together everyone achieves more!

Our sponsors are our essential partners. Thank you to 26 Salon & Spa, Anne Powell Group at Keller Williams, Atlantic Shoals Surf Shop, Baja Beach House Grill, Bethany Surf Shop, Coastal Point, County Bank, Creative Resource Group, DJ Padraig, Fairway Mortgage, Fischer’s Popcorn, Tom and Candace Hickman & Family, Home Instead Senior Care, Law Offices of Scott & Shuman, and Law Offices of Susan Pittard Weidman, Tidewater Physical Therapy.

Thank you to the more than 100 volunteers for the gift of time. Thanks to all of the runners and walkers, especially the members of the fundraising teams, including the four standout teams of Studio 26 which raised $2,351 and Team Pappy (Brighid Loftus & Ian Schaubach) which raised $1,656, and Team Tae which raised $1,555, and Jason Neri who raised $1,360. Finally, sincere thanks to my family and my staff, especially Michelle Gates, and the town of Bethany Beach.

We are excited to announce a new fundraiser in the fight against Alzheimer’s – our first annual Cornhole Tournament and Family Fund Day on September 30 at Hooked Up in Millville. Recruit your cornhole team (limited to the first 52 teams who sign up) and register for $50 and join us for this inaugural event. Check out our webpage for more information: www.bagz4alzde.com

Michael Loftus

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