Federal retirees donate $5,000 to Alzheimer's Association

September 3, 2017

The Coastal Sussex Chapter 1690 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association presented $5,000 in donations to the local Sussex County branch of the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter.

The funds were raised from the NARFE chapter's annual charity golf tournament to benefit Alzheimer's, held May 19 at Salt Pond Golf Club in Bethany Beach. Funds were also raised at a live auction of local golf course foursomes.

The contribution is in two parts. A total of $3,160 was donated to Alzheimer's research, a national fundraising project of NARFE. The chapter also donated $1,840 to the Sussex County branch of the Alzheimer's Association to support local efforts to assist families dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

Jamie Magee, Sussex County coordinator of the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter, thanked the Sussex NARFE Chapter and the participating golfers for their commitment to Alzheimer's. She said, "The Coastal Sussex Chapter of NARFE has for many years provided financial and volunteer support, including raising funds both for Alzheimer's research and for helping our chapter provide services to families facing the epidemic of Alzheimer's here in Sussex County. We are grateful for the NARFE chapter's many efforts on our behalf."

NARFE Chapter 1690 President Carol Weber said, "All of us know someone affected by Alzheimer's, and we are committed as a chapter to helping raise funds to defeat the disease. We thank the many local businesses and individuals who supported this tournament and this important cause to allow us make this significant contribution."