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2017-06-22 / Local News

ADE for Alzheimer’s enters fourth year


Alex Glofka, left, Noah Cavanaugh and Jacob Oberg participate in the ADE for Alzheimer’s event, doling out lemonade and baked goods. Frosty’s Ice Cream, at 5500 Broadway in Lancaster, will host this year’s event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 25. Alex Glofka, left, Noah Cavanaugh and Jacob Oberg participate in the ADE for Alzheimer’s event, doling out lemonade and baked goods. Frosty’s Ice Cream, at 5500 Broadway in Lancaster, will host this year’s event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 25. Jake Oberg, a sixth-grade student of Lancaster’s William Street School, lost his grandfather to Alzheimer’s disease in 2014.

According to a press release via ADE for Alzheimer’s Lemonade Stand and Bake Sale, Oberg decided to help raise funds and awareness for the disease, with a lemonade stand among family and friends.

The event quickly grew to include the Lancaster community, with 2017 marking the event’s fourth year.

Frosty’s Ice Cream will host this year’s ADE for Alzheimer’s from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at 5500 Broadway in the Village of Lancaster.

To date, the event has raised more than $8,000.

Oberg and his mother, Debbie, introduced their fundraiser to the William Street School where Jake is finishing sixth grade, according to the release.

With help from the Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter, Debbie Oberg addressed the students and faculty in an assembly about the disease and introduced the fundraiser.

For three days during lunch hours, volunteers manned the “lemon face” photo booth where students donated $2 each to have their photos taken sucking on a lemon.

The team took more than 400 photos, sold more than 600 #ADE4ALZ bracelets and raised roughly $1,800 for the cause.

“We created the lemonade stand as a way to start a conversation about Alzheimer’s within our community, and this was a natural extension of that,” Oberg said.

“It exceeded our expectations in every way. The children were so energized and excited about the cause and asked great questions. Many parents and faculty shared stories of how the disease has touched them. It has been such a great experience for our family.”

Oberg hopes to bring this to other school districts in the future. Email talldeb@gmail.com for more information.

Jake will be raising funds through his event and also through online donations, all of which will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, WNY Chapter. For more information or to donate to the ADE for Alzheimer’s, visit www.ade4alz.com.

To find out more about Alzheimer’s, visit www.alz.org/WNY.

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