A Plainview man is running 100 miles in honor of his late grandmother, who passed away from Alzheimer’s.
Jay Asparro is running the track at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale.
His goal is to raise awareness and money for the Long Island Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center in Westbury.
Asparro says he’s going to take 400 laps around this track. He says he expects to finish almost 24 hours after starting.
“I really wanted to create a platform through running to honor my grandmother, my parents, my aunt and uncle and also help other families in the community who are living thorough Alzheimer’s and dementia, to let them know there is a foundation that is there to help and support them within the community,” says Asparro.
He hopes to raise $30,000 this weekend.
Anyone who wishes to donate can send a text to the number 44-321.
Jay’s efforts were also reported by Newsday. Read the full coverage on Newsday.com: https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/retirement/grandmother-s-death-inspires-alzheimer-s-efforts-1.38045888
Jay Asparro ’97 has supported Kellenberg Memorial in the past, speaking at both an XLT evening in 2017, as well as our Sophomore A.N.O.I.N.T. Day in 2016. Jay was also a featured alumnus in our monthly Alumni Spotlight series in 2018.