KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis HealthCare, one of the largest post-acute care providers in the United States, announced today that the company raised nearly $255,000 in 2015 to support the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® as a Gold National Team. The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's Association care, support and research programs. Last year, Genesis HealthCare employees from 265 of its more than 500 centers across the country, as well as the regional and corporate offices, came together to raise funds for this important cause.
The Walk to End Alzheimer's is more than a walk. It is an inspiring experience that calls on participants to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Participants learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer's research and clinical trials and support programs and services.
"I was inspired by all of the Genesis HealthCare participants who joined in the fight against Alzheimer's disease through the Walk to End Alzheimer's," shares Chief Executive Officer George V. Hager, Jr. "With nearly $255,000 raised by Genesis, the Alzheimer's 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 Alzheimer's research."
Alzheimer's disease is a growing epidemic and the nation's sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease will rapidly escalate. The dedication of Genesis HealthCare will help the Alzheimer's Association continue to move forward with its vision of a world without Alzheimer's.
About the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's:
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer's Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer's Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer's. Together, we can end Alzheimer's – the nation's sixth-leading cause of death.
Genesis HealthCare is dedicated to improving the lives we touch through the delivery of high-quality healthcare and everyday compassion.
About Genesis HealthCare
Genesis HealthCare (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 500 skilled nursing centers and assisted/senior living communities in 34 states nationwide. Genesis subsidiaries also supply rehabilitation and respiratory therapy to more than 1,700 healthcare providers in 45 states, the District of Columbia and China. References made in this release to "Genesis," "the Company," "we," "us" and "our" refer to Genesis HealthCare and each of its wholly-owned companies. Visit our website at www.genesishcc.com.
About the Alzheimer's Association® The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's 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 Alzheimer's. For more information, visit alz.org.
SOURCE Genesis HealthCare