Superheroes support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 22, 2016
The 2016 HCP Alzheimer's Walk team.

The 2016 HCP Alzheimer’s Walk team.

Donning capes and masks the Housecall Providers superheroes soared into Portland International Raceway early Sunday morning on September 11th to support an event very close to their hearts, The Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This was our second year sponsoring the Walk and the team made quite an impression wearing blue capes that read Housecall Providers to the Rescue! while handing out over 800 backpacks to fellow walkers.

Volunteer Coordinator Todd Lawrence, Director Development Susan Ehrman and Marketing and Communications Manager Barb Gorman striking a pose.

Volunteer Coordinator Todd Lawrence, Director of Development Susan Ehrman and Marketing and Communications Manager Barb Gorman striking a pose against Alzheimer’s.

Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease. Walks are held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and provide a big source of revenue for the Association.

Hospice Administrative Coordinator Carrie Butler, Hospice Director Rebecca Ashling and Palliative Care Social Worker Kirk Porter at the HCP booth.

Hospice Administrative Coordinator Carrie Butler, Hospice Director Rebecca Ashling and Palliative Care Social Worker Kirk Porter at the HCP booth.

With nearly 80% of Housecall Providers patients suffering from some form of dementia and many of those with Alzheimer’s disease, it was an opportunity for staff members to honor our past and current patients who have suffered and continue to suffer from this disease.

The team raised nearly $2,000 in support of the Association and had a lot of fun joining with the thousands of other walkers in the fight against Alzheimer’s. See you next year! 

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Team members taking a breath before the Walk begins.

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