Today, 6.5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and this number is only expected to increase as more baby boomers reach their senior years.
The Alzheimer’s Association and other groups are investing in research to find treatments and even potential cures for the disease. One of the association’s biggest fundraisers every year is the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which takes place in more than 600 communities nationwide.
This year, Always Best Care Senior Services is celebrating its 12th year as a national team, earning the National Team Longevity Award for more than a decade of support. The company also reached the Lifetime Achievement Level, raising over $785,000 over the dozen years it has participated.
Always Best Care said in a news release that the company is on track to raise $100,000 this year, which puts it in the top 50 among national teams.
“As a leader in senior care, Always Best Care is proud to partner with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s every year on behalf of the more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease,” said Jake Brown, Always Best’s president and CEO. “We know that extra attention and tender compassionate care must accompany every service we provide. This is especially true for our clients who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.”
Always Best Care franchises form teams across the country for walks and raise funds that advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Each team’s donations play an important role in improving the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s, their families and caregivers.
Two teams that have routinely rallied together for the cause are Always Best Care of Delaware and Always Best Care of Philadelphia, which are both owned by Bryant Greene. His work on behalf of the cause has landed him in the top 25 of national fundraisers and made him the top fundraiser in the Delaware Valley for the past eight years. Greene, who has also been named to the board of directors for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Delaware Valley chapter, has raised more than half a million dollars in his markets over the past 10 years.
“It is my honor to build awareness of and promote the important resources the Alzheimer’s Association provides and to help connect my audiences with those resources,” said Greene, who also hosts popular television and radio programs in the Philadelphia market. “I grew up with a beloved babysitter who lost her battle with Alzheimer’s. Through my Always Best Care businesses, I’ve made many more personal connections with individuals and families impacted by this disease, and I see the struggles they endure. That’s why this cause is near and dear to my heart.”
You can find a walk that’s near you at act.alz.org.
The Top 10 2022 National Team Donors
- Edward Jones -$2,169,535.21
- Brookdale Senior Living - $856,235.29
- Senior Star - $514,249.21
- Sigma Kappa - $450,363.62
- American Seniors Housing Association - $237,428.08
- Alzheimer’s/Dementia Rotary Action Group - $165,753.20
- Life Care Services - $143,885.91
- UnitedHealth Group - $136,435.11
- Home Instead - $128,126.59
- Senior Living Communities - $112,495.13