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Team Brooke Grove Joins Thousands in Walk to End Alzheimer's

Raising a multitude of colorful promise flowers and led by Team Captain Janet Wright, 38 Brooke Grove Retirement Village (BGRV) employees, residents, volunteers, family members and friends joined thousands of other enthusiastic participants gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. The flowers signified each person's passion for the cause: Blue for those with Alzheimer's, purple for those who have lost someone to the disease, yellow for those supporting or caring for someone with Alzheiemer's, and orange for those supporting the vision of a world without Alzheimer's.

Other BGRV team members joined forces prior to the event to raise awareness and contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area. Residents and staff showed their support with a campus Walk on October 16 and through personal fundraising efforts. A raffle and direct mail campaign also brought in generous gifts from local businesses, vendors, residents and family members. In addition to sponsoring a raffle prize, Morgan-Keller Construction was an underwriter for BGRV's campaign and partnered with Graeves Auto & Tire and BGRV in contributing raffle prizes.

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. It's 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 dementia through the promotion of brain health. As a longstanding supporter of the annual Walk, "Brooke Grove shares the Association's passion for caring for those with Alzheimer's and consideres it a privilege to support the Walk as a corporate sponsor each year," remarked BGRV Director of Marketing Toni Davis.

Donations toward BGRV's $25,000 goal may be turned in to Ms. Wright through November 30 or online at http://act.alz/org/goto/brookegrove through the end of the year. "Thank you to an amazing team! Your spirit is very inspiring," she said. "We look forward to the day when we see a field of white promise flowers symbolizing the first survivors of Alzheimer's. With your continued support, we can make it happen!"

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