Morning Pointe associates, family and friends from four assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care communities across the Chattanooga area, came together this past weekend to raise funds to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s. More than 60 with Morning Pointe turned out for the annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” representing Morning Pointe of Chattanooga, Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove, Morning Pointe of Hixson and The Lantern Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence at Morning Pointe of Collegedale.
Independent Healthcare Properties (IHP) and Morning Pointe have long been corporate sponsors of the event and this year, more corporate awards were handed out recognizing individual communities for stepping up and making a difference for the Alzheimer’s Association and its work.
Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove and The Lantern Alzheimer’s Memory Care Center of Excellence at Morning Pointe of Collegedale received the ‘Top Corporate Team Award’ from the Alzheimer’s Association for raising over $10,000. In fact, they were the first company to receive this award out of Chattanooga. “We are so blessed and honored to serve our residents and to do our part in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s,” said Stacy Hill, Morning Pointe Campus director. “This was a real team effort thanks to our residents, families, associates and supporters of Morning Pointe.”
Morning Pointe of Hixson raised just over $4,000. Last year, Morning Pointe won the ‘Corporate Spirit Award’ and Linda Noll; program director for the Lantern at Morning Pointe of Hixson, was one of the top fundraisers in Chattanooga for the Walk.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our area communities and associates,” said Greg A. Vital, CEO and President of IHP and Morning Pointe. “Having so many residents with Alzheimer’s, makes it a disease that remains close to home, and we as a company want to do whatever we can to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s, while raising funds to help find a cure.”
Every year Morning Pointe communities across a five state area participate in the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s. They also plan, promote and produce numerous special events, fundraisers and projects aimed at raising money for the association and awareness of the disease, now the sixth leading cause of death.