Team Edgehill Raises $36,540 For Alzheimer's Association
STAMFORD, Conn. — By combining an on-campus event with virtual participation, Edgehill's residents and associates surpassed their goal and raised a record $36,540 for the Alzheimer's Association Fundraiser to End Alzheimer's®.
Edgehill, a Benchmark Senior Living continuing care retirement community in Stamford, continued to be at the top of the fundraising efforts out of 600 teams in Connecticut to raise awareness and resources to end Alzheimer's, a form of dementia that affects one in 10 people 65 and older.
With the official Walk to End Alzheimer's in Norwalk canceled this year, Team Edgehill held an on-campus event on Sunday, Oct. 11 with close to 50 participants. Their goal was to raise $35,000.
This is the third consecutive year that Edgehill has participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising over $27,000 in 2018 and more than $34,000 in 2019. Coordination of the fundraising is led by resident Joan Weisman, who has lived at Edgehill since 2012 and has been honored by the Connecticut chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association as an Alzheimer’s Women’s Champion.
“Joan has really driven this event for Edgehill and rallied our community even more behind such a worthy cause that affects so many,” says Chris Barstein, Edgehill’s executive director.
"We usually have 10 to 15 people from our community do the walk in Norwalk. With the official event canceled, this gave us an opportunity to host the event on campus and get more residents and associates here in our community involved,” Barstein says. “We are proud to support such an important initiative and it shows through the donations we generated.”
In addition to the on-campus walk, Team Edgehill held a virtual celebration and ceremony for residents and donors on campus to recognize the tremendous fundraising effort.
“The Alzheimer’s Association is conducting ground-breaking research, developing important programs and providing needed support for millions of Americans affected by this disease,” Barstein says. “These events are helping make a difference.”
Set on the grounds of the former Singer Sewing Machine family estate in Stamford, Conn., Edgehill is a Lifecare continuing care retirement community. As part of Benchmark Senior Living, Edgehill offers exceptional, maintenance-free senior living, a wide variety of premium services and amenities and a full continuum of on-site healthcare. Edgehill’s skilled nursing and rehabilitation neighborhood has been recognized as a five-star Medicare-rated facility and received accolades from U.S. News & World Report. For more information, please visit edgehillcommunity.com.