Lancaster Rehabilitation Center likes to put the “fun” in fundraising.
Several dozen employees will be enjoying plenty of both Sunday afternoon (Sept. 16), when they participate in the annual Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Holmes Park, 70th and Normal Boulevard.
Look for the Lancaster Rehab employees in their matching “camouflaged” T-shirts. For a free-will donation, participants will get to pluck a duck and receive an item that’s ideal for the walk, such as bug spray, sunscreen or bottled water.
You’ll not only be equipped for the walk, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing you’re helping raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
“We’re kicking it up a notch in terms of involvement and have adopted a ‘Hunting for a Cure’ team theme,” said Lancaster Rehabilitation Center Administrator Amy Fish. “We’ll even have duck calls for the occasion. It should be a lot of fun, and it’s all for a good cause.”
Lancaster Rehabilitation Center, a 293-bed facility at 1001 South St., is Nebraska’s largest skilled-nursing facility and a leader in providing memory support.
“We have a capacity of forty-two residents in our memory-support neighborhood,” said Kristin Crouch, manager of the memory-support neighborhood and a Lancaster Rehab employee since 2001. LRC’s memory-support neighborhood features private dining and living room areas, and a secured patio.
The roughly 30 employees who provide services in the memory-support neighborhood receive ongoing specialized training, and all Lancaster Rehab employees receive annual training in the support of memory-care residents.
How you can help
Walkers and spectators at Sunday’s walk can support the Lancaster Rehab team’s efforts by stopping by their area and “hunt for a duck.” You can also support the cause financially by donating online at lancasterrc.com
Crouch said that 20 Lancaster Rehab employees participated in last year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. “We hope to increase our employees’ participation this year, both in number of walkers and funds raised,” said Fish.
In a Sept. 5 interview, Fish said more than $1,900 had already been raised for the cause.
Sunday’s walk will be held – rain or shine. The two-mile walk begins at 1 p.m., preceded by ceremonies at 12:30 p.m. Registration begins at 11 a.m.
More details about Sunday’s walk are at act.alz.org/site