College Student Wins $5,000 Grant for Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation

Donation from Rock Music Legend Five for Fighting Supports Alzheimer’s Families

College Student Wins $5,000 Grant for Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation

Earlier this year Villanova University student Brian Emmert of Garden City wrote an essay about the help that his family received from Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation when his grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He submitted the essay to John Ondrasik, the famed singer-songwriter who performs under the stage name Five for Fighting. Mr. Ondrasik also heads up the charity What Kind of World Do You Want Foundation, its name taken from his hit song “World.” Characterizing the essay as 'beautiful', the entertainer through his foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Caption: Brian Emmert, right, presents check for $5,000 from Five for Fighting’s What Kind of World Do You Want Foundation to Executive Director Fred Jenny of Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation.

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Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation is a Port Washington-based social service agency, founded in 1998, that provides coordinated, continuing care for individuals of any age with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders, at every stage of the disease process, as well as direct and substantive help and support for their families as they cope with the demands of caregiving. For more information call (516) 767-6856.