Why We Walk:
"You must do the things you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Alzheimer's disease is such a devastating illness and the projected leap in new cases being diagnosed is staggering. With five million Americans living with Alzheimer's and that number projected to grow to eight million in less than 15 years, it is easy to become discouraged about finding a cure.
That is precisely why we must all join together to raise funds to fight this disease. That is why we must do what some think we cannot do — we must help to find ways to prevent Alzheimer's and a way to cure it. That is why we walk.
Brookdale is the nation's largest provider of dementia care. We provide quality person-centered care for our residents, and support and service to their family members. Our Clare Bridge Crossings program is unique in the field of dementia care, and our Clare Bridge communities are specially designed to fulfill our mission of enriching the lives of those we serve. But that is not enough. We are committed to raising funds to fight this disease.
Brookdale's associates, residents, families, and business partners joined together in 2015 to raise $2 million for the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer'sŪ because we are passionate about finding a cure. I cannot tell you how proud I am of our Brookdale family for the courage and partnership they display each and every day.
I look forward to the day when Alzheimer's is eliminated and thank you for participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's.
T. Andrew Smith, CEO, Brookdale