Welch Group employees pledged their support for the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, September 17 in the 2016 South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s held at Pilgrim Memorial State Park in Plymouth. The Welch Group’s top team fundraisers were from the Village at Proprietors Green, raising $6,400.
Retta Dwyer, program assistant at Village at Proprietors Green, was awarded a Grand Champion Medal for personally raising $3,765, nearly double what she raised last year. Dwyer has had many loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s disease and said she was determined to “no longer be on the sidelines.”
Each year more than 1,100 people participate in the annual Walk. Locally, more than $280,000 had been raised as of the day of the event. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.The team from Allerton House Assisted Living at Harbor Park in Hingham raised $1,185. Additionally, the Welch Group once again served as a $2,500 Promise Garden Sponsor along with Volta Oil.
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and more than five million Americans are living with the disease. Nearly 15 million family members are caring for a loved one with the disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Welch Group Vice-President Paul Casale, Sr. (far right) and Director of Community Relations Lynda Chuckran (second from right) join Village at Proprietors Green Team members for a photograph at the Alzheimer’s Walk. The Village at Proprietors Green Team featured (from l to right) are: Valeri Williams, resident services director; Caitlin Sullivan, business office director, and her husband Steve and their three young children (l to r); Retta Dwyer, program assistant; and Jane Cusick, BSN,RN, memory care director.
Welch Group Vice-President Paul Casale, Sr. congratulates Retta Dwyer, program assistant at the Welch Group’s Village at Proprietors Green, for her Grand Champion medal for personally raising $3,765 for the Alzheimer’s Association.
James H. Wessler, president/CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter pauses for a photograph with Welch Group Vice-President Paul Casale, Sr. and Welch Group Director of Community Relations Lynda Chuckran.
The crowd at this year’s Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s held locally in Plymouth was estimated at over 1,100 participants.