Life Care Center of Rochester, Indiana, recently went whole-hog in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
The skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility held a unique fundraiser leading up to the Sept. 17, 2016, Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Jackson Morrow Park in Kokomo.
From Aug. 8-24, associates, residents, family members and other guests filled jars with pennies, each jar assigned to a different member of the center’s management team. The associate(s) with the most money in their jars would have to kiss a pig.
When all the change was counted, residents and associates gathered in the front lobby as Amanda Mainstone, executive director, and Diane Simpson, Alzheimer’s coordinator and licensed practical nurse, puckered up to kiss local pig Oinkers. The two ladies had raised $23 each.
In all, the fundraiser brought in more than $100 for the Alzheimer’s Association.
“It was definitely an experience I have never had before!” said Mainstone. “It was an honor to participate in raising money for a well-known organization and in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s.”