MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sunrise Senior Living announced today that it will be making a $75,000 donation to the Alzheimer’s Association’s® Brain Ball. To date, with sponsorship and fundraising activities combined, Sunrise has contributed nearly $3M to support the Alzheimer’s Association®.
“We recognize the impact Alzheimer’s disease has on both the individuals living with it and their caregivers. We are proud to continue our support and donate to the Alzheimer’s Association in the hopes of finding a cure and put an end to this devastating disease that affects so many of the people we care for,” said Chris Winkle, chief executive officer for Sunrise.
The donation is in recognition of Sunrise’s longstanding partner, Welltower, Inc., and Thomas J. DeRosa, Welltower’s chief executive officer, who will be the National Honoree at the Brain Ball in Washington D.C. on May 6, 2016.
“Like Sunrise, Welltower is committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s by supporting the Alzheimer’s Association’s efforts through advancement of research and to provide enhanced care and support for those affected,” added Winkle.
The Brain Ball is an annual event hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association® that elevates the profile of Alzheimer’s disease and its toll on families, as well as raises funds for research and critical support services for individuals, families and caregivers facing the daily challenges of the devastating disease. Sunrise Senior Living has served as a sponsor of this event since its inception in 2014, where Sunrise’s founders, Paul and Terry Klaassen, were honored for their achievements in Alzheimer’s care.
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About Sunrise Senior Living
Sunrise Senior Living, a McLean, Va.-based company, employs approximately 30,500 people. As of April 1, 2016, Sunrise operated 309 communities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, including 15 Gracewell Healthcare communities, with a total unit capacity of approximately 27,600. Sunrise offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including independent living, assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of memory loss, as well as nursing and rehabilitative services. Sunrise's senior living services are delivered by team members who are trained to encourage independence, preserve dignity, enable freedom of choice and protect the privacy of residents. To learn more about Sunrise, please visit SunriseSeniorLiving.com.