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Siena Honored by Alzheimer's Association

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Northeastern New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association recognized Siena College with the Corporate Philanthropy Award during its annual Reason to Hope Gala. Siena College President and Alzheimer’s Association Board Member Fr. Kevin Mullen ’75, O.F.M., Ph.D. accepted the award.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this award. Partnering with members of the local community to serve those in need is at the core of the Franciscan tradition and the mission of Siena College,” said Mullen. “I am proud that the College community has embraced this important cause and I’m humbled to receive this recognition from the Alzheimer’s Association.”

Last year, Siena hosted the Capital Region Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which gave the Alzheimer’s Association a beautiful, accessible location for its fundraiser. Along with providing a venue, the College community gave support that far exceeded what the Alzheimer’s association expected.

“When we moved the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to Siena, we thought we were getting a new location. In a short time though, we realized that our organization had also received a new family of thousands,” said Alzheimer's Association Northeastern New York Executive Director and CEO Elizabeth Smith-Boivin ’82. “Faculty incorporated our cause into their curricula, teams and clubs held fundraisers of their own, the Conference Services and Events staffs were incredibly helpful during the preparation and the whole community made the Walk day experience phenomenal for everyone who attended.”

Siena College is proud to support the Alzheimer’s Association in its mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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