GLEN MILLS, Pa. – More than 150 Maris Grove retirement community residents, staff and guests participated in the community's second annual 'Walk to End Alzheimer's.' The event raised $1,500 to increase awareness and provide funds for the fight against Alzheimer's.
"Alzheimer's disease cannot be prevented or cured with our current medical capabilities," said Maris Grove resident, Gerri Eisenstein. "That's why we host this event; we want to ensure the generation following ours does not have to experience this devastating disease firsthand."
According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease.
"Many of us know firsthand the importance of supporting the fight against Alzheimer's," said Sally Christy, community resource manager at Maris Grove. "This walk gives Maris Grove the opportunity to raise awareness and knowledge of Alzheimer's throughout our community and beyond."
Last year, Maris Grove hosted its first 'Walk to End Alzheimer's' and raised over $1,500 in donations to the Alzheimer's Association, making the total raised over the last two years approximately $3,000.
The Alzheimer's Association uses the donated funds to provide support toward Alzheimer's care, support, research and awareness.
Photo Caption: Members of the Resident Outreach Club and Maris Grove's Community Resource Manager, Sally Christy, pose after completing the "Walk to End Alzheimer's"
About Maris Grove: Maris Grove is one of nineteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. Located in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, Maris Grove is home to more than 1,500 residents.