12th Annual Memory Golf Tournament raised $4,000 for local Alzheimer’s Association chapter

TILTON— Tilton resident, Deidre McCain has raised $4,000 to support the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter after organizing the 12th annual Memory Golf tournament on September 21.

Every year McCain and her group of dedicated family members and friends have organized and hosted the event at the DenBrae Golf Course in Sanbornton. Including the proceeds of this year's tournament, McCain has raised over $40,000 benefiting the Alzheimer's Association. McCain's impressive efforts even earned her recognition in 2011 from the Alzheimer's Association for the Myer Saxe Award, which highlights in individual who has made an outstanding financial contribution to the mission through personal actions.

"Deidre is amazing with her earnestness and commitment," said Becky Coliandris, Development Officer for the Alzheimer's Association New Hampshire Office. "We are thrilled not only with the significant amount of money she has raised throughout the years, but also with the fact that she is increasing public awareness for this most challenging disease."

More than 22,000 people in New Hampshire have Alzheimer's disease; more than 5 million are affected in the U.S., according to the Alzheimer's Association.

For information on Alzheimer programs, support groups and community resources in New Hampshire, call 603-606-6590 or visit www.alz.org/MANH.