Prager Metis CPAs is proud to announce its continued partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, including the firm’s involvement in the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® and the Longest Day.
Six of our team members have also taken positions with the association: CEO Glenn Friedman as Chair of New York City Chapter; Director Peter Scalise as Chair of 2017 New York City Walk Committee; Marketing Associate Sarah Holzberg as Wrap-around Events Committee Chair for New York City. On Long Island, Partner Robert Mayer as Board Member of the Chapter Advisory Board and Director Hayley Mayer as a member of the Long Island Walk Committee’s Retention Team. Partner Wendy Valentino has joined the Longest Day Committee.
“Alzheimer’s is a disease that cannot be slowed, prevented, or cured. This past year myself and my Co-Managing Partner lost our fathers to Alzheimer’s,” stated Glenn Friedman. “It is important for all corporate citizens to be good citizens and give back the community,” he stated.
The association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for the millions living and diagnosed with the disease every year.
“Our goal this year is to hopefully have one survivor. Doing the walk and raising funds is the only way to get to [the first] survivor, which will create dreams and hope of many more survivors,” stated Hayley Mayer.
Last year, Prager Metis teams in New York City, Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey, and California raised more than $50,000 for Alzheimer’s research during the walk.
“I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve as the 2017 Chair for the Manhattan Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” stated Peter J. Scalise. “We are currently developing a team of highly collaborative and passionate volunteers to assist with increasing awareness of this devastating disease, as well as to lend a helping hand with large-scale philanthropic fundraising efforts for clinical research to identify a potential cure.”
Additionally, on June 21, 2017, Prager Metis will team up with the Alzheimer’s Association for the Longest Day. Beginning in our London office and traveling west to Los Angeles, we will hold an AC/DC karaoke lunch hour to raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted and I highly encourage everyone to please consider volunteering in some capacity to lighten the burden of another,” stated Mr. Friedman.
The firm hopes to be an integral part of the fight to cure Alzheimer’s and is a proud partner of the Alzheimer’s Association.