Brookdale raises $2 million for Alzheimer's disease
Brookdale Senior Living, through its employees, residents, family members and business partners, raised more than $2 million for Alzheimer's disease care, support and research in 2015, according to the company. Much of the money was raised through participation in Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's events nationwide.
The company says it was the second consecutive year that it raised an unprecedented figure. In 2014, Brookdale became the first corporate team to generate $1 million in a single calendar year, earning diamond National Team status for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Since 2008, Brookdale has contributed more than $7.3 million to the organization.
The achievement “is a powerful example of the collective strength encompassed in the commitment of Brookdale's 80,000 associates, along with our residents, their families and our business partners,” said Andy Smith, the company's CEO.
Donna McCullough, chief development officer for the Alzheimer's Association, said: “With more than 5 million people living with Alzheimer's and 15 million people serving as caregivers, we are in this together to ensure families have the support they need, advance critical research and raise awareness for this devastating disease.”