FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | March 25, 2009
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Golf Outing to Honor Dale Clift of Nurse on Call
NEW YORK, NY—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will honor Dale Clift, chief executive officer of Nurse on Call Home Healthcare, Lake Worth, FL, at its first golf outing in Palm Beach, FL on April 20.
AFA will hold the event, called Care on the Fairways, at the renowned PGA National Resort & Spa, “Champion Course” to raise funds to support the practical, educational and financial needs of the growing number of families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses. The event includes brunch, a cocktail reception, awards dinner and live auction, with Jay Cashmere, WPTV Newschannel 5 anchor/reporter serving as master of ceremony.
AFA is honoring Clift for his commitment to the tens of thousands of clients that Nurse on Call has served over the past decade. The company has 28 offices throughout Florida.
“I am very proud to be supportive of this fine organization and all the caregivers that make life better for their patients and families who are affected by this disease,” said Clift, who has also experienced Alzheimer’s disease in his own family.
Barry E. Berg, a board member of AFA and chairman of its golf committee, said AFA is thrilled to tee off in Florida for the first time, after having held successful outings in New York the past few years.
“Each year golfers taking part in Care on the Fairways comment on how grateful they are to have the opportunity to both play at a renowned course and give back to the millions affected by this disease. We’re sure this year’s event will be no exception,” said Berg.
Individual golfers and foursomes are welcome , at $550 per golfer. For more information, call toll-free 866-AFA-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org.
Currently, an estimated 450,000 Floridians have Alzheimer’s disease, a brain disorder that causes loss of memory and other intellectual functions. With age the greatest risk factor, the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is expected to triple to 16 million Americans by mid-century.
AFA is a national organization based in New York with 950 member organizations nationwide, including 34 in Florida. Proceeds from the event will support AFA’s programs and services nationwide that focus on providing optimal care to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their families.
Contact: Carol Steinberg