Dresher, PA — For the tenth year in a row, Brandywine Living at Dresher Estates put on purple shirts in support of a cure for Alzheimer’s. Their four month long fundraising efforts for the Alzheimer’s Association ended with a grand finale in honor of The Longest Day on June 21, 2021.
The Longest Day, honored on the summer solstice, is the Alzheimer’s Association largest fundraising day of the year. Participants from around the world spread awareness and raise funds for a cure.
In the past nine years, the community has raised over $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association by hosting a fundraising walk at Mondauk Park from sunrise to sunset.
For their tenth annual celebration, the luxury senior living community forwent the walk in favor of multiple fundraising events hosted since March for their largest annual donation yet. Their combined efforts through bake sales, raffles, and sponsorships have brought them close to their 2021 goal of $5,000.
“The Longest Day is one of my favorite events, it’s really a grassroots effort to bring awareness and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association on a community level. It gets our residents, staff, family members and our community involved and draws much-needed attention to Alzheimer’s disease statistics and support available,” explained Rachel Kaufman, Escapades Producer of Brandywine Living at Dresher Estates, who organized the event.
The grand finale featured an outdoor party with delicious food, cold treats, live entertainment and a special guest visit.
Kristina Fransel, Region 13 Leader and Delaware Valley Chapter Executive Director of The Alzheimer’s Association, attended the event to express gratitude for the community’s continued dedication.
“It was a great day to visit with Brandywine Living at Dresher Estates in PA. Special thanks to Rachel Kaufman, Ian Yannuzzi and the entire staff for ten years of supporting The Longest Day,” she commented.
Brandywine Living communities located in Pennsylvania collectively celebrated The Longest Day for a week of unified support for the Alzheimer’s Association. Brandywine Living at Upper Providence raised almost $2,000 during a community “Field Day” fundraiser, Brandywine Living at Longwood hosted a bake sale, Brandywine Living at Senior held a community walk and Brandywine Living at Haverford Estates showed support with a car wash and Tastefully Simple fundraiser.
Special thanks to local sponsors Bayada, FTS Flooring, Abramson Hospice, Michelle Berk, Esq., Amy Neuman, Esq, Steven Bergstein, Esq., Brightstar Home Care, Home Helpers, Katz Family Charitable Foundation, Visiting Angels of Jenkintown, PJP and raffle donations from Exotic Folliage, All Wrapped Up, Erdenheim Chiropractic and Wawa.
About Brandywine Living
Brandywine Living (formerly Brandywine Senior Living) is a market leader in luxury senior living, including assisted living, memory care and independent living. Founded in 1996, and headquartered in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Brandywine currently operates 31 communities in seven states (PA, NJ, NY, CT, VA, MD & DE). For more information, contact Brandywine Living at www.brandycare.com, or call 856-813-2000.