Cona Elder Law, a leading elder law and estate planning firm in Melville, raised nearly $ 5,000 for the National Alzheimer’s Association by participating in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s with the Long Island chapter on Saturday, September 19th. A team of 25 Cona Elder Law employees and friends, walked two miles at Belmont Lake State Park.
The Long Island walk drew 240 teams with over 2,000 individual participants. So far, they have raised more than $ 300,000.
“Cona Elder Law walked in honor of our clients, family and friends,” says Jennifer Cona, Esq., managing partner, Cona Elder Law. “We help many clients and their families cope with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s Disease, from both a legal planning perspective and a caregiver perspective. As the population ages and there is a growing increase in those afflicted with Alzheimer’s, we wanted to contribute to continued research and support to help caregivers and people suffering from this disease.”
The 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, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death.
Memory Walk® began in 1989 with nine Alzheimer’s Association chapters raising $ 149,000 from 1,249 participants. In 2014, more than 49,000 teams participated in over 600 Walks across the country raising over $ 67 million.
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. The Long Island Chapter provides programs and services to assist families and caregivers, including education programs, support groups, safety services, and a professionally staffed 24/7 Helpline to provide care consultations and care planning. To reach the Helpline, call 1-800-272-3900.
Cona Elder Law is recognized as a leading elder law and estate planning firm on Long Island. The firm was ranked the #1 Elder Law firm by Long Island Business News for 4 consecutive years (2012 – 2015) and was a finalist in the 2015 HIA Business Achievement Awards. The firm provides creative advocacy and cutting edge planning strategies and has been featured in many publications including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, L.I. Business News, Investor’s News Daily, USA Today, The Daily News, The New York Post, Kiplinger’s, Reader's Digest and many others. Cona Elder Law attorneys have appeared as guests on WNBC-TV, WABC-TV, CNN-fn, News 12, WLNY News 55 and many radio stations including WOR, WCBS AM, WBAB and WFAN.