St. Ann’s event takes top fundraising spot

St. Ann’s Community employees participated in the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Oct. 12 at Frontier Field along with over 1,400 participants from the Rochester area.

The Alzheimer’s Walk Committee at St. Ann’s helped organize and facilitate several fundraisers throughout the months of September and October. The most popular fundraiser was a gift basket battle between departments, which consisted of a raffle for themed gift baskets. The gift basket battle raised almost $5,000 in just one week.

St. Ann’s Community remains the top fundraising team in Rochester for the fourth consecutive year, coming together to raise a total of $21,000 to be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. St. Ann’s also had the biggest team for this year’s walk with 130 registered employees as walkers. The 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Rochester has raised a total of $270,000 of their $396,000 goal for the year.

All funds raised through the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The walk is held every year in more than 600 communities nationwide, and the walks have raised more than $75 million since growing nationally in 2015.

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