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Creating a World Free of Alzheimer’s

By October 16, 2019November 21st, 2019No Comments2 min read

Meritage associates, friends and family members gathered to support a world free of Alzheimer’s at the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, October 6 in Corporate Woods.

Many thanks to our fundraising contributors for supporting our efforts through personal contributions, firm Casual for a Cause and treat days, Dine and Donate partnerships with local eateries Jose Peppers (103rd and Metcalf) and Tortilla Ranch, and for showing up the day of the walk. Together we raised over $8,500 in donations. Event organizers are still tallying totals, but so far community contributions have totaled over $550,000.

Group photo of Meritage associates and friends gathered in support of the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's.

Over the years, we have lost clients, friends, and family to this devastating disease and see firsthand the impact Alzheimer’s and dementia has on patients and their loved ones.  This photograph (below) of the magnificent Flint Hills adorns the wall of our conference room and was taken by a client, Dr. Herman Solomon of Wichita, Kansas.  He was known as Buzz to all his friends.  He passed away several years ago from complications due to Alzheimer’s. In memory of friends like Buzz, we support the compassionate care and dedication of the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter and the invaluable resources they offer our communities in Kansas and Missouri.

Local resources include a 24-hour Helpline (800-272-3900) at no cost to families, as well as educational programs. Access the 2017-2018 Alzheimer’s Awareness Guide here.

We are fortunate to have the ability to support a variety of charitable causes throughout the year. Our commitment to the Alzheimer’s Association as a Local Premier Sponsor lies in their supportive services for Alzheimer’s caregivers and patients, advocacy and research funding for a cure. Learn more about our firm’s community involvement projects here.