Rising Stars Scholarship Recipients paid it forward at The Alzheimer’s Awareness Night at Parker Jewish Medical Center. This event, took place on October 15, 2015 and is a pre- cursor to the Alzheimer’s All-Star Basketball Classic which is the brainchild of Gordon Thomas an all-star basketball player at St. John’s University who was drafted by the New York Knicks. He created the event in memory of his late father, helping to fight Alzheimer’s and build awareness among up-and-coming student athletes.
Rising Stars volunteers assisted staff from Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation as they educated the attendees about the illness. All the participants were given the opportunity to gain understanding by completing a virtual Alzheimer’s experience simulating the symptoms that patient’s experience.
It was a special night as Rising Stars kids learned the value of helping others.
The boys were all smiles helping others!
Kimani Merchant, 9th grader completes the virtual symptom experience.
Rising Stars Volunteers ~ happy to help out!