Pittsboro, NC: The 7th Annual Chatham County Alzheimer’s NC Walk and 5K Run was held at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington on Saturday, September 9. With 130 registered walkers, 117 timed runners, and plenty of onlookers, the race was an exciting way to start a beautiful September morning. The event saw a 25% increase in turn-out and Galloway Ridge was there to help with over 40 staff and families, and 20 residents participating and volunteering.
Galloway Ridge also scooped up many of the run awards with 1st place overall male going to Jack Morgan, our Project Manager; 2nd place 80+ male category going to our resident John Stell; 2nd place in the 50 – 59 male age group going to Scott Richardson, our Senior Director of Resident and Community Engagement; and 3rd place in the 19 -29 male age group going to Justin Williams, our DCFL Services Representative.
Galloway Ridge had four residents over the age of 80 competing in this year’s race.
To date, Galloway Ridge has helped to raise over $22,000 for Alzheimer’s NC, including many in-house fund raising events such as hot dog and hamburger days, as well as Jeans Friday, a favorite with staff.
Alzheimer’s NC supports families dealing with Alzheimer’s and related dementias in North Carolina. They are dedicated to providing education, support and services to individuals, families and healthcare workers and raising awareness of this disease that affects over 170,000 North Carolinians.
About Galloway Ridge: Galloway Ridge is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community dedicated to helping people live dynamic, engaged, and meaningful lives. For more information, please contact Missy Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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