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October 01, 2018
The Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter recently hired Tina Eckert to oversee the Dutchess/Ulster and Putnam Walks to End Alzheimer’s, scheduled for Oct. 20 on the Walkway Over the Hudson starting at the Highland entrance and Oct. 21 at Putnam Veterans Memorial Park in Carmel.

“We’re thrilled to have Tina as a part of our team,” said Michele Muir, Vice President of Marketing and Development for the Hudson Valley Chapter, “Her depth of experience is a huge asset for our organization, and we know she’ll do great things in her new role.”

Eckert comes from a 33-year career with the American Cancer Society, Hudson Valley Region, where she held a variety of roles including Director of Special Events/Community Development Manager, Special Events Coordinator and Crusade Coordinator. In these roles, she oversaw the planning of diverse fundraising events, recruiting sponsors and volunteers, as well as managing logistics and budgets.

“I am very excited to be a part of the Alzheimer’s Association,” Eckert said. “My father passed from Alzheimer's in 1985. I am very dedicated to making a difference in his honor.”

About the Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Last year, the Hudson Valley Chapter’s five walks raised more than $1 million. To learn more about the Hudson Valley walks, visit

About the Hudson Valley Chapter
The Hudson Valley Chapter serves families living with dementia in seven counties in New York including Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester. To learn more about programs and services offered locally, visit

About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is 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. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit or call 800.272.3900.

Photo: Tina Eckert of Kingston is the new manager of the Dutchess/Ulster and Putnam Walk to End Alzheimer’s events.

If you go
What: Dutchess/Ulster Walk to End Alzheimer’s
When: Saturday, Oct. 20. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. followed by the walk.
Where: Starting at Highland entrance to the Walkway Over the Hudson.
Contact: Tina Eckert at or 845.471.2619 with questions.

What: Putnam Walk to End Alzheimer’s
When: Sunday, Oct. 21. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. followed by the walk.
Contact: Tina Eckert at or 845.471.2619 with questions.

For more information, contact Communications Manager Dugan Radwin at or 845.763.4694
Dugan Radwin , Communications Manager