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Ulster BOCES Pre-University/New Visions Health instructor Linda Seekamp and students Gabrielle Evans and Zachary Bonitz from the Ellenville Central School District jump into Lake Berean in Highland to raise money for research for Alzheimer’s disease.
Ulster BOCES Students Help Fight Against Alzheimer’s

HIGHLAND – Students in the Ulster BOCES Pre-University/New Visions Health Career Exploration program took a polar plunge of their own last month in Highland’s Lake Berean to help fund research for a cure to Alzheimer’s disease. This was the fifth year that students in the program — who come from Ellenville, Rondout, Wallkill, New Paltz and various other school districts — have taken part in the fundraiser, and this year’s event was their most successful yet, with the group raising over $5,000 for the cause. The event was hosted, as it is every year, in conjunction with the Hudson Valley / Rockland / Westchester New York chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. "People typically develop Alzheimer’s after 65 years old, but there’s also early onset. I think we need to raise awareness so that more research can be done and we can find a cure," said Journye MacDonald, from the Saugerties School District. For more info regarding the Pre-University/New Visions programs, visit www.ulsterboces.org.



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