Marquette and Greenwood Village South raise more than $45,000 to fight Alzheimer’s
In 2022, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® – Indianapolis raised more than $1 million for the first time in its history. This milestone could only be achieved with the help of supporters who are committed to ending Alzheimer’s and all other dementias.
Among those longtime supporters were Marquette and Greenwood Village South, who have been holding an annual golf outing for 14 years. It began when their management company, Life Care Services, requested that all their communities begin fundraisers. As it happens, the executive directors of both communities loved to play golf, so they chose the game for their fundraiser.
In the summer of 2007, they raised around $11,000 – a big success for a first-time event. Since then, it was moved to May and has grown in teams, participants, sponsors, and – ultimately – funds raised. After a two-year hiatus, their 2022 outing was held on a picturesque October day and raised more than $45,000 – a new record for the event.
“In our business, we see the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s each day in our residents and their families,” said Casey Maish, Administrative Services Director, Marquette Senior Living. “Some of us leave work and experience it at home as well. Our goal is to keep fighting so that one day there will not be a disease to fight against.”
Some of the strategies they use to raise funds can be adopted by many businesses and organizations that want to get involved in the fight, such as posting information on social media and reaching out to board members, vendors, and residents.
In 2023, the communities plan to resume holding the golf outing in May. They will also host bake sales, Donate $1 for Casual for a Cause Fridays, a Giving Garden display in the summer and a breakfast in the fall to engage their residents and staff.
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter thanks the Marquette and Greenwood Village South staff and all those involved for raising funds to help advance research and support those affected by the disease.
The 2023 “A Round to Remember” golf tournament will be held May 17th at Eagle Creek Golf Course. A foursome will be $800; an individual will be $200; and several sponsorships are available ranging from $200 to $2,500. All the proceeds from this event benefit the Greater Indiana Alzheimer’s Association for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact Casey Maish of Marquette at 317.524.6511 or Diane Crowder of Greenwood Village South at 317.865.4622.
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