The Alzheimer's Memory Grove and Gardens
On a beautiful Sunday in August, AWARE and the Alzheimer’s Association hosted more than 200 guests at the dedication of the Memory Grove and Gardens in Stapleton’s Central Park. Stapleton Central Park Development Inc. joined with the Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter and its research funding auxiliary, AWARE, to create the Memory Grove designed with a spiraling pathway of four distinct gardens enhanced with seasonal foliage to reflect the Seasons of our Lives. With 167 flowering plum and crab apple trees that embrace the gardens, and benches to sit and relax, the gardens offer a sanctuary for reflection and healing.
The Memory Grove provides a lasting tribute to a family member, a friend, or valued caregiver. Friends and families purchased trees in honor or in memory of a loved one and each name is inscribed in the centerpiece of the gardens.
Donations from the sale of the trees totaled more than $190,000 and will provide critically needed funds to foster support and education for individuals and their families who are affected by this devastating disease and to generate essential funding for Alzheimer's prevention research.
The Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter and AWARE thank all who donated to bring this remarkable Memory Grove and Gardens to life, which will bring lasting beauty to our community and convey the hope of one day soon conquering Alzheimer's disease.
What is AWARE?
AWARE is an all-volunteer auxiliary of the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter. Our mission is to raise funds exclusively for research to find the cure for and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. In 11 years AWARE has raised over $2.4 million dollars. Our job is far from over, with a new person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every 70 seconds. We are committed to a world without Alzheimer’s and combine action, hope and fun to meet our goal.