Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter recognized Rehoboth Walk to End Alzheimer’s company team, Genesis HealthCare at Lofland Park Center, for being named the top Genesis Walk team in the United States. This is the fourth year the team has come out ahead of other Genesis teams in a company-wide competition to raise dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association’s biggest signature event in the nation to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research, care and support.
The Genesis Lofland Park Team raised $15,515 to take the top honor at the Rehoboth Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held Sept. 29. It previously held the No. 1 spot in 2013, 2016, 2017 - and now again in 2018. Genesis HealthCare is a six-time Walk to End Alzheimer’s Gold Level National Sponsor.
“A big thank you to Genesis Lofland Park Team captain, Dolores Timmons, and all the team members for another job well done,” said Jody Trinsey, the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter Delaware/South Jersey Walk manager. “We are also extremely appreciative of the above-and-beyond efforts of Lofland Park administrator, Tawnya Dennis, who’s been planning our Rehoboth Walk since 1997 - before we even had a Sussex County branch office.”
Dennis was a founding member of the volunteer planning committee that organized the first Rehoboth Walk more than two decades ago, and has been involved in the planning of the walk and fundraising ever since, serving as Rehoboth walk chair or co-chair for 11 of those years.
“Everyone associated with the Genesis Lofland Park Team has demonstrated time and again their dedication and passion, and the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes them for their continued support,” said Trinsey.
To date, the Rehoboth Walk has raised $165,216.65 toward this year’s goal of $177,000. Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraising continues through Dec. 31. For more information or to donate, go to www.act.alz.org/rehobotth. To reach the association’s 24/7 Helpline, call 800-272-3900.
“We are just shy of meeting our goal - but know with the help of everyone who cares about this public health crisis that is Alzheimer’s disease, by the end of this month we will be able to meet that goal,” said Trinsey.