alzheimers

Fundraiser launched for Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation, the philanthropic resource for Phoenix-based Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), announced that it is the grateful beneficiary of a yearlong fundraising initiative from Visiting Angels Scottsdale.

Contributions from the non-medical home care services provider catering to seniors, including those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, will support Alzheimer’s prevention research via the foundation’s $40 million The BAI Breakthrough campaign.

The fundraising endeavor with Visiting Angels Scottsdale includes donating 3 percent of the company’s operating revenues from memory care services over a 12-month period to Banner. The initiative will result in a donation of up to $25,000.

“About 70 percent of our patients are living with Alzheimer’s disease or struggle with another memory issue,” explained Mark Aspenson, executive director of Visiting Angels Scottsdale. “Seeing firsthand the impact Alzheimer’s has on our patients and their loved ones compelled us to help support Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in its quest to end this heartbreaking disease.”

Visiting Angels Scottsdale began allocating revenues from its memory care services to apply toward the one-year commitment on May 1.

“In philanthropy, there are often ‘natural partners’ brought together by a shared commitment to making things better,” said Andy Kramer Petersen, president and CEO of Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation. “The tremendous work Visiting Angels Scottsdale does each day to help care for and improve quality of life for those touched by Alzheimer’s aligns so closely with the mission and vision of BAI. We’re honored to call Visiting Angels Scottsdale a partner.”

Learn more about The BAI Breakthrough and ways to support Banner Alzheimer’s Institute at www.BannerAlz.org/WaysToGive or by calling Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation at (602) 747-4483 (GIVE).