Life Care Centers of America facilities all over the country have been answering the call to support their local 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and one very active center is Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo, Hawaii.
Twenty-five associates and their family members participated in the walk on Sept. 29.
“My motivation to do the Walk to End Alzheimer’s was because I have a personal connection with the disease and we have a great team at Hale Anuenue,” said team captain Lovette Crowley, social services director. “My father had Alzheimer’s disease, and since I work with residents who have dementia and Alzheimer’s, it encourages me to raise funds for a cure.”
Hale Anuenue has raised more than $3,364 for the Alzheimer’s Association!
An auction at the building is a big part of its fundraising success.
“We hold a silent auction once a year,” said Angela Readd, executive director. “Various people donate items. We had a handmade quilt made by our staff development coordinator, a ukulele, a guitar and one of our resident’s famous golf ball poodle dogs. He alone raised $303!”
Hale Anuenue was the top fundraising team for the Hilo walk, and as of Oct. 26, the center is the ninth leading fundraising Life Care facility on the national team.