The WindsorMeade Walkers launched a fall fundraising campaign to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. There were 71 teams participating in the Williamsburg Walk with approximately 600 participants. The Southeastern Virginia Chapter had a total of 482 teams. The WindsorMeade team had 75 registered participants, which was the largest in the Southeastern Virginia Chapter.
WindsorMeade residents Sylvia Woodcock and Bev Ragborg served as team captains. For several weeks leading up to the Williamsburg Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 22, fundraising events were held to increase awareness of their initiative. The pizza and a movie fundraiser had 105 attendees. The movie Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me was shown and $1,225 was raised. In addition to a movie night, a potluck supper boasted 80 attendees and $1,091 raised. The most noteworthy event, the Color Me Purple Gala, had 115 attendees and raised an impressive $11,574!
The team’s goal was to raise $15,000. This goal was well surpassed with more than $26,500 raised. The WindsorMeade Walkers received the honor of top fundraising team in Williamsburg and the second place fundraising team in the chapter. Many team members were also recognized individually as Grand Champion fundraisers.
The 2016 Williamsburg Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised over $137,300 to support the care, education and research initiatives of the Alzheimer’s Association. The efforts of the WindsorMeade Walkers was vital to the overall success of the walk and has made a lasting impression on the community they support.