FAU’s ‘Keep Memories Alive’ Walk to Honor Former Mayor Susan Whelchel
More than 200 walkers participated in last year’s event, raising more than $155,000.
The Caring Hearts Auxiliary of Florida Atlantic University’s Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center within the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is hosting the 16th annual “Keep Memories Alive” Walk-in-the-mall on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Town Center at Boca Raton, 6000 Glades Road.
This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of former Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel, who passed away in August following a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease. “’Buzz’ with Enthusiasm and ‘Bee’ a Caring Heart Supporter of the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center,” is the theme for the event. Serving as honorary chair is Caring Hearts Auxiliary founding board member Patricia Thomas. Jane and Jim Davidson have been named as the honorary family. Debi Feiler is serving as walk chair for the event.
The mission of the Caring Hearts Auxiliary is to support, promote and raise funds for the programs of the Memory and Wellness Center. Funds raised from Keep Memories Alive Walk-in-the-mall will support Adult Day Care participants’ scholarships and caregiver programs at the center.
The Memory and Wellness Center averages about 10,000 visits per year and offers a wide range of services and programs to individuals with mild to moderate memory disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and their families and caregivers.
The Caring Hearts Auxiliary is seeking walkers and sponsors for the event. Various sponsorship opportunities are available including: Presenting Sponsor ($50,000); Diamond Sponsors ($25,000); Emerald Sponsors ($15,000); Platinum Sponsors ($10,000); Gold Sponsors ($5,000); Silver Sponsors ($2,500); Bronze Sponsors ($1,000); and Friends of the Caring Hearts Auxiliary ($500).
More than 200 walkers participated in last year’s event, raising more than $155,000. Proceeds from the event provided Adult Day Care scholarships to participants who received hundreds of hours of care, and underwrote the center’s programs for caregivers.
Walkers can sign up to participate either individually or as part of a team. To register as a walker or team captain or for more information about sponsorships opportunities, visit fauf.fau.edu/memories.
For more information, contact the Caring Hearts Auxiliary office at 561-297-4066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Caring Hearts Auxiliary is committed to eliminating waiting lists for individuals and families in need as soon as possible; supporting the further expansion of programs and services offered at the center; and continuing to support programs for the unsung heroes, caregivers.
The Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center is a unique and integral component of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and is grounded in the college's philosophy of caring. Their mission is to meet the complex needs of persons with memory disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, and their families through a comprehensive array of services, compassionate and innovative programs of care, research, and education. The center’s intention is to treat each person as an individual, with dignity and respect, enabling each client to function at his or her personal best while maximizing their quality of life.