By Michele Chaffee

It was a morning filled with a large dose of camaraderie, an invigorating session of great exercise and a little bit of silliness and fun. That describes our first annual La Costa Glen/Glenbrook On Campus Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Approximately 175 people enjoyed the glorious morning walk on October 10 and took either a one-mile loop around campus or a walk around the Lakeside courtyard path.

“It was something everyone could participate in and we were able to raise awareness about the mission to end Alzheimer’s Disease and collect over $3000 for the Alzheimer’s Association,” stated Executive Director Keith Kasin. “We definitely want it to grow into something bigger next year.”

Many participants wore purple clothes (the color of the Alzheimer’s Association) as well as hats, crowns, antennas, and beads. Volunteers from the LCG Employee Wellness Committee and the Resident Fitness Committee helped cheer and navigate the walkers along the two routes. The walk ended with music playing at the finish line in the Lakeside courtyard where people planted pinwheel Promise Flowers to build a beautiful Promise Garden, which promises hope for a cure to this terrible disease.

Thank you to all who participated and coordinated this big effort, including residents from La Costa Glen, residents and family members from Glen- Brook, and many staff members.