In October, students, staff, and faculty raised over $2,307 for the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Over 30 students and staff joined together at Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 26th at the District of Tustin to spread awareness and raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.
Stanbridge College Occupational Therapy Assistant student, Nicole Wordes, walked at the event. “For me, it’s not enough to just donate, I want to promote awareness”, stated Ms. Wordes. “Volunteering is about being part of something bigger than myself and uniting with others to make a difference. My grandmother past away from the effects of Alzheimer’s and today,I have other family members who are living with Alzheimer’s. It’s easy to say we are too busy but if everyone shared that attitude what would happen to causes like this? (My classmates and I brought our studyguides and quizzed each other while walking-so no excuses!)
Congratulations to nursing cohort VNFT027 for raising $299 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer’s Association. A special thank you goes to OTAFT08 for raising $272 and PTAFT002 for raising $177. Thank you to everyone who donated for this worthy cause! You have truly made a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s and will contribute to its research, support and care.
Stanbridge College REACH-Beyond the Classroom™ community service initiative lead the donation drive, encouraging students and staff to participate in the walk and raise funds through several different events on campus. This is the second consecutive year in which Stanbridge College has donated to and participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year saw a 65% increase in donations to help the Alzheimer’s Association.
Continue to REACH
To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association please visit: http://act.alz.org.
To learn more about Stanbridge College REACH and get involved in giving back to your community, please visit: www.stanbridge.edu/reach.