Freedom Village at Brandywine Raises Over $4,000 During Second Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s
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Freedom Village at Brandywine, a premier Life Plan Community, announced that it raised $4,200 during its second annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s that took place on Friday, October 6, 2023.
The annual walk supports the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the walk is for a great cause, and this event is unique because it is the second year Freedom Village hosted it on their campus, allowing all residents and staff of the community the ability to participate, even those in wheelchairs or who need a walker or device for assistance.
The walk went around the perimeter of the community with various snack stations located throughout the walk and was followed by a live music performance on campus after.
“Freedom Village at Brandywine is thrilled to announce that we raised an impressive $4,200 during our second annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Danielle Geyer, executive director of Freedom Village at Brandywine. “This event is not only a great way to support the Alzheimer’s Association, but it also brings our community together to raise awareness and funds for a cause that is close to our hearts.”
In addition to the walk, Freedom Village has been performing different fundraisers to raise money, including a homemade soup sale, a bananas foster sale, an ice cream social and sale, a 50/50 raffle, and a t-shirt sale. They have also been running a “casual for a cause” campus event, which is held every Friday, where staff are allowed to pay $3 to be able to wear jeans to work. From those fundraisers, Freedom Village has already raised over $2,000, with a goal of raising $2,500.