Brookdale Senior Living associates and partners together raised $2.1 million for the Alzheimer’s Association in 2017, according to the company.

The 2017 effort marks the fourth consecutive year that the company has raised $1 million or more for the organization. The money was raised through associate, resident and family participation in local Walk to End Alzheimer’s events; from efforts of its home-office associates in Brentwood, TN, and Milwaukee; and from company business partners.

“It is entirely because our residents, families and associates truly believe in their cause,” said Sara Terry, senior vice president of Brookdale’s resident and family engagement team and dementia care programs. “Their effort is not just about donations; it’s about making a difference. They see how dementia impacts lives every day.”

Brookdale is the association’s largest fundraiser in those respective chapters as well as the largest fundraiser for the association nationally. Since 2008, the company has contributed almost $12 million through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Brookdale, as of Sept. 30, operated a total of 1,031 independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement communities in 46 states with the ability to serve approximately 101,000 residents.