FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 1, 2013
ALZHEIMER’S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA TO HONOR FOUNDING CHAIRMAN BERT BRODSKY
‘Together for Care’ Event Recognizes Long Island Businessman’s Dedication
NEW YORK (November 1, 2013)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), a New York-based national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing optimal care to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, will honor Bert E. Brodsky, AFA’s founding chairman, at its “Together for Care: Profiles In Caregiving,” a reception and concert on November 14 in New York.
Brodsky, a resident of Sands Point, N.Y., got involved in the cause as a result of caring for his mother, who had Alzheimer’s disease.
As founding and current chairman, he has been actively engaged in AFA’s growth into an organization that unites 1,600 member organizations nationwide, and provides myriad programs and services for individuals with dementia, and family and professional caregivers.
Brodsky is executive chairman of Sandata Technologies, LLC, Port Washington, N.Y., the leading nationwide provider of information technology solutions to the home healthcare industry. He has numerous other business holdings, and civic and philanthropic appointments.
“Since AFA’s inception, Bert Brodsky has provided the leadership and guidance that has helped propel the organization to where it is today,” said Carol Steinberg, AFA’s president. “It is appropriate to honor him during National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, in November, because of his passionate commitment to advance the cause and, most of all, to support families affected by this heartbreaking disease.”
Singer Tony Lucca, a finalist from season 2 of “The Voice,” and musician Jesse Ruben, both of whom have experienced Alzheimer’s disease in their families, will perform at the event. Tom Llamas, a news anchor at WNBC-TV, will serve as master of ceremonies.
In addition to the reception and concert, the event will feature a heartwarming display of panels from the AFA Quilt to Remember, the nation’s first large-scale quilt in honor and in memory of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses.
The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. at Guastavino’s in New York. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities and other information, call 866-232-8484 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA):
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, based in New York, is a national non-profit organization that unites more than 1,600 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families. Its services include a toll-free helpline staffed by licensed social workers, educational materials, a free quarterly magazine for caregivers and professional training. For more information about AFA, call toll-free 866-232-8484, visit www.alzfdn.org, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/alzfdn, or connect with us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AlzheimersFoundationofAmerica.
Contact: Amanda Secor