VIDEO: 3rd Annual Broadway Alzheimer's iPod Drive is Currently Underway
Over the past couple of years Dave Roth has shared the story of his parent's struggle with Alzheimer's disease and so many people have responded with generosity. Studies have found that music has healing powers; and, your iPod donations have brought such joy to those suffering from this horrible disease. And Roth is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual iPod Drive is underway.
Check below to watch Broadway support the Alzheimer's Drive!
Roth's parents' condition have awakened him to the crisis of this disease for countless others, particularly with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day. Statistics show that over 320,000 New Yorkers are struggling with the disease and at least 320,000 more have the heavy burden of caring for a family member.But this is not simply a local story. An estimated 5.6 million Americans are currently diagnosed, and Alzheimer's is now the sixth leading cause of death. And of the 10 leading causes of death, it is the only one without any cure or treatment.
More importantly, this disease is not limited to just the elderly, as more cases of early onset are diagnosed every day.
You can bring your new or used iPod and charger directly to the Local 802 building, at 322 West 48th Street. Please bring it up to the president's office on the fifth floor and ask for Robin Donach. Please e-mail any questions to Local 802 member Dave Roth at MalletDave@gmail.com.
You can also drop off or send your new or used iPod and charger to: Broadway Alzheimer's iPod Drive: Alzheimer's Association NYC Chapter, 360 Lexington, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10017