Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, Ill., recently held a Memory Flowers fundraiser to support their team for the Knox-Warren Walk to End Alzheimer's.
It was a great success! People had fun with it, engaged in some friendly competition, and above all increased awareness about the disease and the Central Illinois Chapter's programs and services.
Seen here is just one portion of the Wall of Flowers.
Staff made a contest out of it and together sold more than 400 paper flowers -- one employee sold 101 herself! Another employee took the flowers to her husband's martial arts studio and sold 100 there. The top seller won a $25 gift card, and the employees in the area that sold the most had a pizza party.
The Wall of Flowers that resulted at the nursing home is a visual reminder of the power of their teamwork to support a great cause. The Central Illinois Chapter extends Knox County Nursing Home a warm thanks.
The Knox-Warren Walk to End Alzheimer's will be Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Hawthorne Centre gymnasium in Galesburg. It begins at 9 a.m. Visit http://www.alz.org/illinoiscentral/in_my_community_walk.asp to find out more about this walk and the seven others the Central Illinois Chapter hosts, and sign up today!