(GlobeNewswire) - More than 140 teams from Genesis HealthCare joined the Alzheimers Associations Walk to End Alzheimers in the fight to end Alzheimers disease. Participants for the National Team raised more than $165,000 to fund Alzheimer`s Association care, support and research programs.
I was inspired by Genesis HealthCare participants joining in the fight against Alzheimers disease at the Walk to End Alzheimers, said Chief Executive Officer George V. Hager, Jr. With the funds raised, the Alzheimers Association will be able to provide much needed education, support services and care to families affected by this devastating disease, as well as fund critically-needed Alzheimers research.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer`s disease the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people with Alzheimers and other dementias. The dedication of Genesis HealthCare will help the Alzheimers Association continue to move forward with its vision of a world without Alzheimers.
Genesis HealthCare is dedicated to improving the lives we touch through the delivery of high-quality healthcare and everyday compassion.About Genesis HealthCareGenesis Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: GEN) is a holding company with subsidiaries that, on a combined basis, comprise one of the nation`s largest post-acute care providers with more than 400 skilled nursing facilities and assisted/senior living communities in 29 states nationwide. Genesis subsidiaries also supply rehabilitation and respiratory therapy to approximately 1,500 healthcare providers in 46 states, the District of Columbia and China. References made in this release to "Genesis," "the Company," "we," "us" and "our" refer to Genesis Healthcare, Inc. and each of its wholly-owned companies. Visit our website at www.genesishcc.com.
Alzheimer`s Association Walk to End AlzheimersThe Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers is the worlds largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimers Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimers Association Memory Walk; now the Alzheimers Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimers. Together, we can end Alzheimers.
Alzheimer`s AssociationThe Alzheimers Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimers care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimers disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimers. Visitalz.orgor call800.272.3900.
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