HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO (September 23, 2014) - Wind Crest retirement community this year has raised $9,399 for the Alzheimer's Association through a series of fundraising activities at its Highlands Ranch campus.
This record amount is more than triple the amount of money raised last year and it makes Wind Crest the 6th leading fundraiser in the Denver area, according to the Alzheimer's Association.
Residents and staff also participated September 20 in the 5K Walk to End Alzheimer's.
"Donating to the Alzheimer's Association will help support research for this debilitating disease as well as provide programs and services," said Wind Crest Community Resources Coordinator Melanie Land. "Seeing all of the support through fundraising and how many people showed up for the Walk to End Alzheimer's shows how many people want to fight to end Alzheimer's."
Wind Crest's fundraising results include:
Treasure Chest: $500
Resident and Staff Donations: $3,629
Staff Jean Days: $277
Silent and Live Auction: $2,973
Fiesta Day Colorado Green Chili Cook-off: $500
Lockheed Martin: $1,520
The Alzheimer's Association's mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research to provide care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.