Plainview man running 100 miles at HS track for Alzheimer's awareness
A Plainview man is running 100 miles in honor of his late grandmother, who passed away from Alzheimer's.
Jay Asparro is running the track at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale.
His goal is to raise awareness and money for the Long Island Alzheimer's & Dementia Center in Westbury.
Asparro says he's going to take 400 laps around this track. He says he expects to finish almost 24 hours after starting.
"I really wanted to create a platform through running to honor my grandmother, my parents, my aunt and uncle and also help other families in the community who are living thorough Alzheimer's and dementia, to let them know there is a foundation that is there to help and support them within the community," says Asparro.
He hopes to raise $30,000 this weekend.
Anyone who wishes to donate can send a text to the number 44-321.