Walk to End Alzheimer's 2017
Pictured: Mike Cutter, CEO & Becca Cutter, Executive Director
(Better known as: Mike Cutter, FATHER & Becca Cutter, DAUGHTER)
We had such a great time at the Rutherford County - Walk to End Alzheimer's on November 11, 2017. Not only was it great to have the event right here in Murfreesboro at the MTSU Dean A. Hayes Track & Field Stadium, but also it was great to see the community come together in support of this great cause. Another plus was that everyone got their steps in that day because the walk was 2.8 miles long!
I was so inspired to see how many people participated and walked together to show our support for those affected by Alzheimer's & Dementia. Team HoneyHill HomeCare saw many familiar faces and had the pleasure of starting our morning with our own family & friends.
Here are just a few pictures from the event...
There were multiple senior living and Alzheimer's care vendors handing out goodies and brochures as you first walked onto the track. Several different people had the chance to speak and share their experiences with the disease. There was even an award given out to a former Sheriff, who shared touching words about how caregiving for someone with Alzheimer's or Dementia can be a blessing in disguise.
My personal favorite part of the event was the FLOWERS that were a part of the Promise Garden! There were orange, yellow, purple, and blue flowers available for people to take at the walk. Right before the walk commenced, an explanation for what each color represented was given.
Blue — I have Alzheimer’s
Yellow — I am supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s
Purple — I have lost someone to Alzheimer’s
Orange — I support the cause and a vision of a world without Alzheimer’s
Each person attending the walk could identify with one of those colors. They announced each color and had people holding flowers of that color raise their flower in the air.
To be honest, as I looked around at all the walk participants and everyone there, I couldn't help but cry. At first, my tears came from the impact of standing around all these great people of Rutherford County, my hometown, that were struggling or had been touched by Alzheimer's or Dementia in some way. Then, the tears came from a sudden pride I felt for the city of Murfreesboro coming together to do something about it. I am just so glad that HoneyHill was able to be apart of this event. We will continue to donate and participate in events hosted by the Alzheimer's Association. These people have great hearts and do great work.
Thanks for taking the time to read. If you have any interest at all in becoming apart of Team HoneyHill HomeCare next year, or if you are wondering how you can be more involved with giving back to those with Alzheimer's or Dementia.. please contact us!
Have a great day!
Certified Senior Care Manager