On Thursday, July 20th, members of w3r teed up for an afternoon of golf and charitable giving as part of over 220 participants in the 8th annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s Golf Outing. Hosted by Chris Maier of Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan, the event raised about $58,000 toward research for the treatment and future cure of Alzheimer’s disease, a serious condition that affects more than 5 million Americans.
w3r has participated as a title sponsor for this event since its inception in 2010, working to raise awareness about a disease that if undeterred threatens to affect 16 million Americans by 2050. Funds raised during the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and through the Alzheimer’s Association are used to promote curative research, increase awareness about the prevalence and impact of the disease, and support families struggling with Alzheimer’s through resources and counseling.
“This year’s outing had the largest turnout ever. Our Walk to End Alzheimer’s golf outing is always growing, raising mores funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s,” said Eric Hardy, Chief Executive Officer at w3r Consulting. “Our team looks forward to this event every year as it allows us to give back and help resolve a far-reaching disease.”
In addition to contributing to this good cause, the outing provided attendees with a wide range of entertainment. Each party of golfers was provided with its own mystery bag, which added fun tricks and strategies to change up the difficulty of each hole. After the golf tournament, dinner and a raffle for a variety of different prize baskets were held with all of the proceeds going directly to Alzheimer’s research.
To learn more about Alzheimer’s research or to make donations that contribute to the search for a cure, visit www.act.alz.org.