Northport Resident Bryan Proctor Raises Awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease at the 9th Annual Distant Memories Swim - Money Raised Will Benefit Alzheimer’s Association Long Island
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Who: Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island. Bryan Proctor, Northport Resident and Physical Education Teacher at Harborfields High School. Members of Distant Memories Swim Team
What: Bryan Proctor, a Northport resident, will lead a team of swimmers to swim over four miles (approximately 3.5 nautical miles) from Asharoken Beach, across Northport Bay to Knollwood Beach to raise money for Alzheimer’s Association Long Island. The goal of the event is to raise $20,000 to help support services and programs for Long Island families dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Last year, swimmers surpassed the goal of $15,000 by raising $16,000. Mr. Proctor began this swim to honor his grandfather and aunt who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease and to raise awareness about the disease.
When: Monday, July 30
Opening Ceremonies: 9:00 a.m.
Swim: 10:00 a.m.
Where: Asharoken Beach
Asharoken Avenue, Northport, NY
(Swim ends at Knollwood Beach, Huntington, NY)
Directions to Asharoken Beach:
Take the LIE to exit 53 towards Bay Shore/Kings Park, Take ramp to Sagtikos Parkway and continue onto Sunken Meadow Parkway, Take Exit SM 5 W to New York 25A W/Fort Salonga Road towards Huntington. Make a right on Norwood Road. Turn right onto Hillside Rd./Waterside Ave., then take the third left onto Eatons Neck Road. Take the first left to stay on Eatons Neck Road. Eatons Neck Road becomes Asharoken Avenue.
Directions from Asharoken Beach to Knollwood Beach:
Follow route back to Route 25A. Make a right onto Rte. 25A. Turn right onto Centershore Rd., then turn left to stay on Centershore Rd. Keep straight onto Harrison Dr. Make a left onto Arthur St., then a right onto Washington Dr. Turn left onto Wilson Gate, then immediately turn right onto Fleets Cove Rd. Turn left onto Kent Dr., then immediately turn right onto Knollwood Rd.
Photo Ops: Mr. Proctor with Ms. Malack-Rogona and members of the Distant Memories Swim Team. Ms. Malack-Ragona and Mr. Proctor at the opening ceremonies. Members of the Distant Memories Swim team taking to the water.