Provided by the Office of Councilman Ian Lovejoy
MANASSAS, VA Feb. 13, 2015 – The 2014 Tri-County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, centered in Manassas Virginia, exceeded fundraising goals for 2014, organizers report.
Manassas City Councilman Ian Lovejoy, who has served as Chairman of the Walk Committee for the last two years remarked “I’m not surprised by these great results because our community has always rallied when it needs to, especially for such great causes”. Mr. Lovejoy also represents Home Instead Senior Care on the committee.
The original fundraising goal for the 2014 walk was $90,000. The final fundraising report showed this goal was exceeded, with final numbers coming in at $90,849.06. The final fundraising tally for 2013 was $74,353 making the 2014 walk the most successful in recent history.
“I think the fact that over 1000 people participated in the walk, which is also an increase over the 2013 participation, shows interest continues to grow each year, a great sign for this event” Councilman Lovejoy is quoted as saying.
“I walk each year in memory of my grandfather who had Alzheimer’s disease. Also through my work with seniors, I’m constantly reminded of its terrible impact, so the committee is committed to have 2015 be even better than 2014”.
To learn more about the 2015 walk, you can visit www.alz.org.