MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Denise Kuhbier of Mahopac has been named event chair for the 2017 Putnam County Walk to End Alzheimer’s  to be held Sunday, Oct. 15, at a new location at Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park at 201 Gypsy Trail Road.

“Alzheimer’s is a challenge to us all, and after more than two decades in the field, I am dedicated to making a difference in the pursuit of a cure, which is why I have focused on serving as chair of the Putnam Alzheimer’s Walk,” Kuhbier said. “As a registered nurse and health care consultant for more than 25 years, I have witnessed firsthand the onset, progression and debilitating effects this disease has on families.”

Kuhbier said that throughout hernursing career she has worked to educate people about Alzheimer’s.

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“I hope that I will be an important part of teaching people how to cope with this terrible disease and working to find a cure,” she said.

 The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2017 Walk organizing committee. Those interested should contact Walk Manager Venesa Samuda at 845.394.4952 or vsamuda@alz.org. People can register for the walk at PutnamWalk.org.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Last year, the Hudson Valley Chapter’s five walks raised more than $1 million.