Genesis plans fundraisers for Alzheimer’s

Genesis HealthCare Swanton Valley Center is holding three fundraisers in support of the local Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research programs.

One fundraiser is a bus trip to Greektown Casino in Detroit on Sunday, May 15. The cost is $40 and attendees get $20 back upon arrival to the casino for gambling. The bus will leave at 12 p.m. and return at 8 p.m. to the center.

There will also be a Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians bus trip on Sunday June 26. The bus will leave 10 a.m. and return to Swanton Valley Center at 6 p.m. The cost is $65 per person and seats left are limited.

Both sign ups have a deadline that if fast approaching. Contact Michelle May at 419-825-3930 to RSVP and make arrangements to pay for your tickets.

There are also plans for 5K run this year, though no details are available as this is in the planning stage.

This year employees of the center will participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the University of Toledo on Saturday Oct. 8. Collectively Genesis Healthcare had over 200 teams across the country and raised $250,000 in 2015..

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an inspiring experience that calls participants to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. In addition to the walk, participants will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trials and support programs and services. Start or join a team today at