Bryn Mawr, PA (PRWEB) August 19, 2016
For the sixth consecutive year, Visiting Angels, one of America’s largest in-home senior care companies, is proud to be a national team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. From coast-to-coast, Visiting Angels owners, employees and clients will participate in walks to raise money to fight the deadly disease. Since 2011, the company has raised more than half a million dollars for the cause. This year the company hopes to raise another $250,000 by participating in “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” in communities across the country from August to November.
“We’re currently servicing tens of thousands of families who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease,” says Visiting Angels co-founder and CEO Larry Meigs. “Our caregivers work tirelessly and passionately to help these people lead lives of dignity while remaining in their own homes. And now once again, to show our commitment, we will walk in solidarity to support an organization that funds research to end Alzheimer’s while enhancing the lives of those who suffer with it.”
With more than 850 participants on 42 teams across the nation, Visiting Angels believes the goal of $250,000 is well within reach. Walkers raise money by asking friends and families to sponsor their walk. Each year that Visiting Angels participated, they raised more money than the previous year, from more than $71,000 raised in 2011 to more than $180,000 collected in 2015.
“The Alzheimer’s Association appreciates the dedication and generosity of Visiting Angels employees and clients,” said Donna McCullough, Alzheimer’s Association’s chief development officer. “With more than 5 million people living with the disease and an estimated 16 million caregivers; Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research programs are more critical than ever.”
About Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services:
Visiting Angels began franchising in 1998 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area. Today, Visiting Angels has more than 500 private duty agencies throughout the United States. Visiting Angels agencies employ only experienced caregivers and conduct the most comprehensive background screenings to ensure that their caregivers meet or exceed the company’s high standards. For companion care, Alzheimer’s care, dementia care and the country’s best palliative care program, make Visiting Angels your choice in senior home care. For more information on Visiting Angels or to find a location near you, please visit http://www.visitingangels.com.
About the Alzheimer's Association®:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
About the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®:
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s — the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.