Yuk Yuk & Joeâ€™s Restaurant Raises Funds for Alzheimerâ€™s Association Care, Support & Research Programs
July 15, 2013
Yuk Yuk & Joeâ€™s Restaurant will join more than 150 residents from the Eastern Shore in the 1 to 3-mile Walk to End Alzheimerâ€™sÂ® to support the Alzheimerâ€™s Association. The Alzheimerâ€™s Association Walk to End Alzheimerâ€™s is the nationâ€™s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimerâ€™s care, support and research programs. It is held annually in over 650 communities nationwide. Walk to End Alzheimerâ€™s unites a nation as an unstoppable force in Alzheimerâ€™s, raising more than $51.8 million for care and research in 2012. Our chapterâ€™s 2013 goal is to recruit 445 teams across 6 walks in Southeastern Virginia.
Eastern Shore residents Robin Sexauer and restaurant owner, Kathleen Peirson, are Co-Captains of Yuk Yuk & Joeâ€™s Restaurant Team which they began over ten years ago. Yuk Yuk & Joeâ€™s Restaurant Team participates every year, and for many years has been recognized as one of the top-fundraising teams. This yearâ€™s Walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 5 at the Senior Perspectives Office, 9559 Hospital Avenue, Nassawadox. You do not have to walk to participate.
Yuk Yuk & Joeâ€™s Restaurant held their Team kick-off on June 2l on the The Longest DayÂ®, a nationwide all day event to benefit the Alzheimerâ€™s Association. Every Thursday starting July 1st, Yuk Yuk & Joeâ€™s Restaurant, 15617 Courthouse Rd., Eastville, VA, will be raising money for their Walk to End Alzheimerâ€™s Team with special promotions which include a raffle for a 2012 Toyota Corolla S (generously donated by a long time supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Judith A. Orrell), raffle for Gift Baskets, 50/50 and much more. Customers can also sign up to join their walk team or start their own.
â€śI serve on Eastern Shore Alzheimerâ€™s Leadership Council and I know firsthand that it is critical to support the Alzheimerâ€™s Association. My father, Robert W. Sexauer, had dementia and passed away in October. I walk every year to honor him and to help to fight to end this devastating disease. The funds we raise help families and advance important research that could change the course of Alzheimerâ€™s disease for future generations,â€ť said Sexauer, co-captain of Yuk Yuk & Joeâ€™s Restaurantâ€™s team. Sexauer received the 2012 Northampton Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award for her support and involvement with the Alzheimerâ€™s Association and other community activities.
Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk. To support or join the walk, visit alz.org/walk. If you would like to donate by mail, you may make a check payable to the Alzheimerâ€™s Association and mail to Alzheimerâ€™s Association, Attn: ES Walk, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502. Contact Jennifer Crabtree for more information at 757-459-2405.
About the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimerâ€™s:
The Alzheimerâ€™s Association Walk to End Alzheimerâ€™s is the nationâ€™s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimerâ€™s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimerâ€™s Association Memory WalkÂ®; now the Alzheimerâ€™s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimerâ€™sÂ®. Together, we can end Alzheimerâ€™s â€“ the nationâ€™s sixth-leading cause of death.
About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimerâ€™s Association is the worldâ€™s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimerâ€™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.