Two Long Island companies raise awareness for alzheimer’s disease

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(PIX11) — Pole Position Raceway, America’s leading chain of state-of-the-art indoor motorsports entertainment facilities – with the fastest electric karts on the east coast – announced that its 4th east coast facility will officially open its unique and exciting racing experience on Long Island on Wednesday, July 23.

The brand new 120,000 square foot facility, which boasts two quarter-mile tracks and the latest in high-performance, all-electric, indoor karts capable of speeds up to 45 MPH, uses electric technology, so there are no fumes and they are clean and green.

Committed to supporting the communities it serves, Pole Position Raceway’s give-back charter, CAReS – which stands for Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Recovery and thoSe in need – partners with local charities on fundraising initiatives year-round. The company looks forward to working with and raising funds for the many great charitable causes on Long Island.

The new location is located at:

40 Daniel St.

Farmingdale, NY

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Alzheimer’s disease impacts over 55,000 families on Long Island.

The Distant Memory Swim was started back in 2003 and has since raised over $100,000 for research and programming for the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center (ADRC).

The Opening Ceremonies began at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The Distant Memories Swim team participants will swim from Asharoken Beach in Northport, across Northport Bay, to Knollwood Beach in Huntingon to raise funds to fight this disease and other forms of dementia.

It is estimated that 14-16 million of today’s baby boomers will have Alzheimer’s disease. The social, economical, and emotional impact will be devastating. Damage begins 10-20 years before symptoms appear. By donating, the mind you save may be your own or a loved one’s. Please join me and my friends in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by donating to the Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center.

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