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(September 12, 2017)
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS - On Sunday, September 24, 2017, the Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's Greater Boston Walk in Cambridge, MA. Among the dozens of participating teams and hundreds of individual participants will be members of the Bearded Villains of New England “The Saints,” a local fraternal organization.
As of this writing, the Bearded Villains of New England have raised more than $3,700 toward Alzheimer’s research through their online team page, with 13 members and friends planning to participate in the walk.
“We are more than a team or your typical fraternal organization,” says BVNE Charity Ambassador Bjorn Silvia. “We are brothers who are drawn together with the goal of elevating ourselves and making the world around us a better place.”
More information about the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's Greater Boston Walk can be found on the event’s website here. Those who wish to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association can do so through the Bearded Villains of New England team page here.
About the Alzheimer’s Association
Founded in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association is a national organization that provides support, education, and awareness of issues surrounding Alzheimer’s and dementia. This includes providing care and support for those afflicted with Alzheimer’s and their families, funding of research for new treatments, advocacy, volunteering and more.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is one of its flagship yearly events, and the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease care, support and research.
About the Bearded Villains
Founded in 2014 in Los Angeles, the Bearded Villains is a “brotherhood of elite bearded men from all over the world.” Bearded Villains chapters have formed worldwide, including in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, and other nations across the globe.
Founded by KON, the Bearded Villains of New England “The Saints” is one of the fastest growing chapters in the United States, and has participated in fundraisers and other events in support of causes such as the CT Walk to Defeat ALS, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Autism Project Charity Walk, and more.
The Bearded Villains of New England shares its mission statement with the national organization: “To Unite Bearded Men of all cultures, races and creed in a Brotherhood devoted to Loyalty, Honor and Respect toward all peoples; Dedicated to the betterment of mankind through Fraternity, Charity and Kindness.”
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