Genesis Healthcare Raises Nearly $255,000 As Gold National Team For Alzheimer's Association Walk To End Alzheimer's®
Walk to End Alzheimer's is Largest Fundraiser Dedicated to Alzheimer's Care, Support and Research Programs
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis HealthCare, one of the largest post-acute care providers in the United States, announced today that the company raised nearly $255,000 in 2015 to support the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® as a Gold National Team. The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's Association care, support and research programs. Last year, Genesis HealthCare employees from 265 of its more than 500 centers across the country, as well as the regional and corporate offices, came together to raise funds for this important cause.
The Walk to End Alzheimer's is more than a walk. It is an inspiring experience that calls on participants to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Participants learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer's research and clinical trials and support programs and services.
"I was inspired by all of the Genesis HealthCare participants who joined in the fight against Alzheimer's disease through the Walk to End Alzheimer's," shares Chief Executive Officer George V. Hager, Jr. "With nearly $255,000 raised by Genesis, the Alzheimer's Association will be able to provide much needed education, support services and care to families affected by this devastating disease, as well as fund critically-needed Alzheimer's research."
Alzheimer's disease is a growing epidemic and the nation's sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease will rapidly escalate. The dedication of Genesis HealthCare will help the Alzheimer's Association continue to move forward with its vision of a world without Alzheimer's.
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