Story by Carol Montana
HIGHLAND, NY (January 22, 2013) – Four Sullivan County residents will be diving into the water of an otherwise frozen Bereans Lake in Highland, NY come February 2 at noon in their quest to put an end to Alzheimer’s Disease.
The event, entitled “Subzero Heroes,” has nearly 130 people willing to take the frosty plunge.
The Sullivan County Team, who call themselves “Dreams Come True … A Cure For Alzheimer’s,” consists of Marcia Fink, Sue Bunce, Christine Bunce and Monica Takourian.
The team link is http://tinyurl.com/dreamscometru.
In keeping with the Disney theme of dreams coming true, each member has chosen to represent a Disney character: Sue Bunce is Goofy, Christine Bunce is Pluto, Monica Takourian is Minnie Mouse and Marcia Fink is Daisy Duck.
Spokesduck, Marcia Fink says, “It will be a lot of fun and a bit scary.”
But the cause outweighs the scare since, as Fink also says, “Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.”
Both Fink and Sue Bunce lost their mothers to the disease.
For more information and to donate to the cause click on this link: Sullivan County Dreams Come True team.
For a 24/7 Helpline, call 1-800-272-3900, and for more information on Alzheimer’s Disease, go to