Thursday
Apr302015

Alzheimer's Assoc Receives over $31K from ACAC

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter recently received a $31,710 donation from acac Fitness and Wellness Center as a result of their March 30 Days for $30 campaign. The campaign, which ran at acac’s Midltohian and Short Pump locations, provided individuals a 30-day membership for just $30 with 100% of funds being donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

“One of acac’s five core values is Community,” said Wendy Greene, acac Marketing Director. “We take an active role in our community and we believe in dedicating our time, energy and resources to make a difference in the lives of others.”

“The Alzheimer’s Association is making great strides in our community, and the world, fighting and supporting those fighting such a debilitating disease,” added Greene. “We are excited to help them raise awareness and funds to carry out their mission.”

“The Alzheimer’s Association is extremely grateful for the continued support of community and corporate partners like acac,” said Jeff Baldwin, Alzheimer’s Association Marketing and Communications Director.

“As more and more evidence indicate that brain and heart health are important in the prevention of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, a partnership with acac was, and is, a natural fit,” explained Baldwin.

As part of the campaign, acac shared Alzheimer’s facts and figures with their members, and staff from the Alzheimer’s Association held Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s education seminars at acac’s Richmond-area centers.

“The generosity of acac proves that when we all come together, we can end Alzheimer’s.”

acac’s locations in Charlottesville, VA, Exton, PA, and West Chester, PA also participated in the 30 Days for $30 campaign. As a result, $37,440 was donated to the Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter, and an additional $14,250 was donated to the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter.

To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter, please visit alz.org/grva.

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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION GREATER RICHMOND CHAPTER

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter was established in 1981 and its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias through the promotion of brain health. In Virginia, 130,000 individuals live with Alzheimer’s, including 26,000 in the 24 counties and 5 cities served by the Greater Richmond Chapter. The chapter serves persons with any dementia disease, not just individuals with Alzheimer’s, and ninety-percent of our programs and services are offered free of charge. Last year, the Greater Richmond Chapter assisted more than 11,000 neighbors and answered over 2,100 Helpline calls from individuals seeking information and resources, wanting tips for caregiving, or those just needing someone to listen.