Visiting Angels, an in-home senior care company with an office in Grand Junction, has once again joined in a national effort to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research.
For a sixth consecutive year, Visiting Angels will field a national team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Visiting Angels owners, employees and clients will participate in walks to raise money.
Since 2011, Visiting Angels has raised more than $500,000 for the cause. This year the company hopes to raise another $250,000 by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in communities across the country from August to November.
“We’re currently servicing tens of thousands of families who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease,” said Larry Meigs, co-founder and chief executive officer of Visiting Angels. “Our caregivers work tirelessly and passionately to help these people lead lives of dignity while remaining in their own homes. And now once again, to show our commitment, we will walk in solidarity to support an organization that funds research to end Alzheimer’s while enhancing the lives of those who suffer with it.”
With more than 850 participants on 42 teams across the nation, Visiting Angels believes the goal of $250,000 is well within reach. Walkers raise money by asking friends and families to sponsor their walk. Each year that Visiting Angels participated, they raised more money than the previous year, from more than $71,000 raised in 2011 to more than $180,000 collected in 2015.
“The Alzheimer’s Association appreciates the dedication and generosity of Visiting Angels employees and clients,” said Donna McCullough, chief development officer of the organization.“With more than 5 million people living with the disease and an estimated
16 million caregivers, Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research programs are more critical than ever.”
For more information about Visiting Angels in Grand Junction, call 254-8888 or visit www.VisitingAngels.com/GrandJunction.