Riverdale, NY (PRWEB) November 08, 2012
Bon Secours New York Health System, Schervier Nursing Care Center, in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, participated in the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s with a dedicated team of 38 employees, friends and family members. Held on Sunday, October 21, 2012, in Manhattan, the walk which is the nation’s largest event to fight Alzheimer’s disease raised $810,000 to support the Alzheimer’s Association, raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care and research. Unified in customized green t-shirts marked “Providing Good Help for Lasting Memories,” the Bon Secours New York team walked the two mile course together and raised more than $800 for the cause.
“As a long-term care facility, we see the effects of Alzheimer’s in our residents and friends, and know first-hand how devastating and challenging the disease can be for everyone involved,” said Stephen Kazanjian, Director of Mission at Schervier Nursing Care Center. “We’re dedicated to helping those in need, both locally in our community, and on a global level as well. With a worthy cause so close to our hearts, we look forward to walking in solidarity with our neighbors and participating in this event for many years to come.”
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s educated participants on the disease and offered information on local support groups. The event also featured several interactive exhibitors, including a Kids Korner with activities for the participating children, and the 2012 Doggie Dugout for the four-legged walkers. Participants also enjoyed the amenities, playgrounds, and dog runs in Riverside Park.
Striving to raise funds for research and to enhance support for individuals affected, Schervier’s team also aimed to create awareness of its Center for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, in addition to promoting the importance of good health and exercise.
For more information on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, or to make a donation, visit http://bit.ly/UMtotV. To learn more about Schervier Nursing Care Center’s other community initiatives, or to learn more about the services Schervier provides, visit http://www.scherviercares.org/ or its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SchervierNursingCareCenter.
About Bon Secours New York Health System
Bon Secours New York Health System is part of Bon Secours Health System Inc., a not-for-profit Catholic health system headquartered in Marriottsville, Md.
Schervier Nursing Care Center is located in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, and is part of Bon Secours New York Health System, whose mission is to bring compassion to health care and to be “good help to those in need.” Bon Secours New York’s mission is carried out through the services and programs of Schervier Nursing Care Center, Schervier Short-Term Rehabilitation in Riverdale, Schervier Respite Care, Schervier Center for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Schervier Home Care, Schervier Cardio/Pulmonary Sub-Acute Care, the Bon Secours Center for Research in Geriatric Care and the Schervier Apartments. Information about Schervier and Bon Secours New York may be obtained from the Admissions Office at 2975 Independence Avenue in Riverdale, by calling (718) 884-5100, and at http://www.scherviercares.org.
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