Many companies believe in social responsibility and HHH is no exception. The Hebrew Hospital Home has been a proud long time supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
This year, the annual walk was held on September 30th at White Plains High School. After several days of rain the weather cooperated and it was a beautiful day.
Over 800 people attended the event to raise awareness about and support the Alzheimer’s Association, a “leading global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit supporter of Alzheimer’s research,”[i] including local state Representative Nita Lowey and Mayor Thomas Roach.
“I was inspired by the energy of the crowd, when so many Westchester people united in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Michele Muir, Alzheimer’s Association Director of Communications & Public Policy. “Walkers came from every age group – including several groups of teens – generating new enthusiasm for the event. With funds raised, the Alzheimer’s Association – Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter will e able to provide much needed care and support to people affected by the disease as well as fund critically needed Alzheimer’s research.
HHH not only is a corporate sponsor, but we encourage our employees to participate and walk with Team HHH. This year we had over 30 employees and their family members participate.
We would like to thank all our staff that raised money, donated and walked!
After the walk, we held a small raffle to thank your employees. We would like to congratulate Catherine Melendez, Executive Assistant of HHH Community Based Programs for winning the NY Red Bulls tickets. Cathy is a wonderful asset to our company and she believes greatly in social responsibility. She also supports other organizations such as Autism Speaks, Women’s Cancer Society and Parkinson’s disease through the Parkinson’s Unity Walk.
Lashaye Moore, an Account Executive for HHH Choices Health Plan, won 2 of the 3 prizes! It was a very lucky day for her as she won a Signed NY Rangers Hockey Puck. She also won a $30 Gift Certificate to Groupon.com, a daily deals website with plenty of fun activities and products to choose from!
We are looking forward to pictures from both Cathy and Lashaye of how they spent their time enjoying these prizes! J
We would also like to thank our walkers who came to show support and brought their friends and family:
Cathy Melendez – Executive Assistant of HHH Community Programs
Brian Pastore – Director of Marketing of HHH Continuum of Care
Jennifer Hovnanian – Director of Admissions at Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester
Scott Gordon – Admissions Coordinator at Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester
Erin Ianuzzi – Director of Social work at Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester
Donna Fung – Nurse at Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester
Delores Cherebin – Collections Manager at HHH Choices Health Plan
Jessica MacKay – Member Service Coordinator at HHH Long Term Home Health Care
Kasey Latella – Speech Therapist at Sub Acute Rehabilitation at Hebrew Hospital Home of Westchester
Laurene Clarke Richmond – Nurse Care Manager at HHH Choices Health Plan
Lashaye Moore – Account Manager in Manhattan for HHH Choices Health Plan
Isabel Kofman – Marketing Assistant of HHH Continuum of Care
While Team HHH had a great time at the event, it is important to recognize that currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Every year, the Alzheimer’s Association works incredibly hard to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research as well as provide education and support to individuals afflicted with Alzheimer’s as well as their families.
Fran Pantaleo, a Board Member of the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley / Rockland / Westchester, NY Chapter and an attorney, is very active with the association and directed the program at the White Plains walk that Team HHH Family attended.
Thomas Roach, Mayor of White Plains since 2011, also attended and gave a heart-warming speech.
The HHH Continuum of Care will continue to support the Alzheimer’s Association by participating every year. We have hope that a cure can be found and the future generations can be spared of the horrid effects of this ruthless disease.
Again, THANK YOU to all those who came out and supported this important cause. We look forward to increasing attendance greatly next year and ending this terrible disease!
The HHH Continuum of Care Family
Photos by Alan Zale/Alzheimer’s Association