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October 1st, 2014

Please Support 2013 Alzheimer’s Walk

Please Support 2013 Alzheimer’s Walk

 

Editor:

 

Rowan Court Health & Rehab is currently trying to raise funds for the Vermont Alzheimer’s Association. We have a dedicated team of employees who have committed to participate in the 2013 Alzheimer’s Walk at the Shelburne Museum on Sunday, September 22. The team has set a goal of $3,000, which is $1,000 higher than their goal set and raised last year in support of this great cause.

 

In an attempt to ensure the team met this goal, Alzheimer’s Walk Team Captain and facility Activity Director, Alison Graves, loaned her head to the “chopping block.” If the team meets their $3,000 goal before Friday, September 20th, Alison’s head will be shaved live during an event at the facility in front of residents, staff, and family members!

 

We have been hosting ongoing fundraisers for over a month within the facility and also in the community. We held a large community yard sale, an area recycling center is accepting cans and bottles on our behalf, donation containers have been placed in area businesses, and we have sold raffle tickets at area venues and in-house. We have raised over $1,100 so far!

 

On Friday, September 6th, the Alzheimer’s Walk team will hold a car wash at Rowan Court on Prospect St. All proceeds will benefit the fundraiser! Employees will also be purchasing “Casual for a Cause” buttons for $5 each that will allow them to dress down for the week leading up to the walk. And we will be initiating a “penny war” among staff and family members. The department or team that donates the most pennies will receive a special treat!

 

In an attempt to help boost our fundraising efforts for this very worthwhile cause, one that affects each of us here at Rowan Court on a daily basis, we are reaching out to the Central Vermont area and our business associates for your support. We would greatly appreciate any donations to help us reach our goal. Donations are tax deductible and definitely for a great cause! Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S., and the only cause of death among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed. More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease today.

 

If you are interested in helping us reach our goal, please make your check payable to VT Alzheimer’s Association and mail your donation to: Rowan Court Health & Rehab, 378 Prospect St., Barre, VT 05641, Attn: Activity Department/Alzheimers.  Donations may also be dropped off at the facility Monday-Friday, 9am to 4pm.

 

You may also connect to Rowan Court’s Alzheimer’s Walk page and donate online at http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk/VT-Vermont?team_id=12602&pg=team&fr_id=3770

 

Thank you for your support!

 

Alison Graves

 

Activity Director & Alzheimer’s Walk Team Captain

 

Rowan Court Health & Rehab

 

 

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