St. Ann’s Community walks to end Alzheimer’s, takes top fundraising spot for third consecutive year
Posted on October 26, 2018
St. Ann’s Community employees participated in the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, October 20. Over 220 employees registered to walk at Frontier Field along with over 2,000 participants from the Rochester area.
The Alzheimer’s Walk Committee at St. Ann’s helped organize and facilitate several fundraisers throughout the months of September and October. The most popular fundraiser was a gift basket battle between departments, which consisted of a raffle for themed gift baskets. The gift basket battle raised over $4,000 in just one week.
St. Ann’s Community had a goal of $25,000 to be achieved prior to this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. They managed to beat that, and will be donating a grand total of $27,064.10 to the Alzheimer’s Association. St. Ann’s also remains the top fundraising team in Rochester for the third consecutive year.
All funds raised through the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care and support efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The walk is held every year in more than 600 communities nationwide, and the walks have raised more than $75 million since growing nationally in 2015.