NHC donates $300K to Alzheimer’s researchPosted 06/10/2016
MURFREESBORO - National HealthCare Corporation was recently honored by the Alzheimer's Association for its efforts to raise support for the organization, according to a news release.
"We are pleased to announce that NHC's national team raised $312,130.41 in 2015, which is a 46 percent increase over our fundraising efforts in 2014," said Melinda Vance, NHC's national team coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association.
The Alzheimer's Association recently honored its leading fundraisers and support teams at its annual Leadership Summit, held in January in Phoenix. The primary goal of this summit was to recognize the fundraising successes and provide updates on research efforts and caregiver support initiatives.
"Our home office in Murfreesboro as an individual team raised over $65,000, which put us as one of the top 10 highest-grossing fundraising teams in the country," Vance said.
This support comes on the heels of the recent groundbreaking federal support for Alzheimer's research, with a $350 million increase signed into law as part of the fiscal year 2016 budget.
"On behalf of over 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's and their over 15 million caregivers, this funding cannot come a moment too soon," said Harry Johns, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association. "Congress has answered our call and the voice of our hundreds of thousands of advocates with a bold, strategic investment that is a necessary first step in our country's journey to end the Alzheimer's epidemic."
The Alzheimer's Association is one of the top three leading supporters of Alzheimer's research in the world, and NHC is proud to support the efforts of the organization.
"What motivates us is our patients," Vance said. "They are our family. We all work together to support Alzheimer's research and care.
"A cure is the ultimate goal," she continued, "but efforts to find treatments to delay the progression of this disease and other methods are also vital to help slow the impact of Alzheimer's and increase each person's quality of life. It takes all of us working together as a team."
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