GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Zaccagnini family of Greenwich and their co-owner of Dougie's Stand By, the family's restaurant in Port Chester, N.Y., ask the public to support its fight against Alzheimer's Disease.
Doug and Steve Zaccagnini and their mother Barbara Zaccagnini, a local realtor, have already raised $40,000 in this year's annual campaign to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association of Connecticut.
“We are striving to surpass last year’s goal of raising $60,000 and would welcome the support. Please give this holiday season, it feels good and you are helping people in need.”
Through December 31, donations can be made online at alz.org/ct by visiting the family’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team Page or via phone by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter at 860-828-2828.
Proceeds benefit the 74,000 people who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and their 177,000 caregivers.
Since the 2013 campaign, the Dougie’s Stand By Team has raised $152,000 to combat Alzheimer’s disease.
The Zaccagnini family’s annual fundraising events have attracted strong community support including Dougie’s Stand By annual Alzheimer’s Day that raised $13,438 in just under five hours.
In 2014, the Zaccagnini family was surprised and humbled when the inaugural Alzheimer’s Day resulted in a $50,000 donation.
Barbara Zaccagnini also hosts an annual festive cookie swap that raises funds and instills guests with the spirit of the season.
The Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter is the primary source of information and support to the thousands of Connecticut residents dealing with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.