FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013
Among the hundreds of people gathering in Reston for the Northern Virginia 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sunday, September 29, is a team from Foster Web Marketing. The Fairfax, Virginia-based online marketing company is not only helping raise money for Alzheimer’s research and education, its employees are also showing support for one of their own.
Foster Web Marketing’s video manager, Jenna Wright, has had a tough year. Both of her paternal grandparents had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the past five years, and in March, her grandmother passed away from complications from the illness. She felt a need to take action after her grandmother’s death and identified with the cause of the Alzheimer’s Association, an organization that raises money for research and awareness.
“The walk is the nation’s largest event that raises funds for Alzheimer’s,” said Wright. “I love that the event isn’t just about the prevention and cure of Alzheimer’s – it is also provides information and education to caregivers. It is difficult when you are a caregiver to know how to speak to your loved ones with the disease, how to deal with their frustrations, and how to make them feel more comfortable. That knowledge was so important to me.”
During her grandmother’s illness and death, Wright struggled to keep up at work but found support and comfort from her coworkers.
“When my grandmother got really bad, I was in and out of the office to spend time with her in Fredericksburg,” Wright said. “Everyone at Foster was very supportive and understanding. They were engaged and wanted to help. When she died, they donated to the cause. When I brought up the idea for the walk, they were all for it.”
Currently, eight Foster employees, plus family members, will be participating in this year’s walk, a one-mile course around Reston town center followed by a candlelight vigil for sufferers of the disease. In addition, Foster Web Marketing itself will be donating to the Alzheimer’s Association.
“This is my first time, but I am hoping to do this every year,” Wright said. “I want to increase my fundraising and donations each year, both as an individual and as a team member at Foster Web Marketing. I think that together we can really make a difference.”
To learn more about the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's Northern Virginia and Candlelight Rally, or to donate to Foster Web Marketing’s fundraising team, please visit the Alzheimer’s Association.
To read more about how Foster Web Marketing and its employees give back to the community, please visit their charity and community support page.
About Foster Web Marketing:
Founded in 1998 in Fairfax, Virginia, Foster Web Marketing offers attorneys, physicians, and other professionals across North America an effective online marketing approach that combines appealing and intuitive design with the latest search engine optimization and content management strategies. With a solid understanding that effective websites must accomplish much more than simply generating traffic, Foster is dedicated to creating homepages that provide visitors with truly helpful information, useful tools, and a welcomed connection to a knowledgeable and empathetic professional.
To learn more, please visit http://www.fosterwebmarketing.com.
Contact: Hannah McNaughton