Caring Hearts Auxiliary Raises
More than $100,000 to Benefit FAU’s Louis and
Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center
BOCA RATON, FL (November 20, 2009) – The Caring Hearts Auxiliary of Florida Atlantic University’s Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center, along with 300 walkers, raised more than $100,000 at the fourth annual Keep Memories Alive “black tie” walk affair.
“Our walkers and sponsors continue to exceed our expectations year after year,” said Karen Hoffheimer, Caring Hearts president. Hoffheimer co-chaired the walk with board member Deborah Lindstrom and auxiliary member Morgan Green. “Thanks to our walkers and sponsors, the Caring Hearts Auxiliary is able to provide financial support to Day Center participants and caregiver support programs.”
The Memory and Wellness Center, located on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, is part of FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and averages 14,000 visits per year. The Center offers a wide range of services and programs to individuals with mild to moderate memory disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Visits begin with a comprehensive memory evaluation. The evaluation results often help diagnose a memory disorder and develop a treatment plan in cooperation with a patient’s physicians.
The Day Center provides an active and secure place for families to bring spouses or parents who are experiencing memory loss, and the caregiver support programs have a positive impact on life at home.
“The hard work of our auxiliary - combined with the generosity of our sponsors and walkers - enables the Center to continue state-of-the art services to families living with memory disorders,” said Denise Sparks, director of the Center. “We are deeply appreciative and know that every dollar counts.”
Bobby Campbell was the “Presenting” sponsor. Additional generous sponsors included Platinum level sponsorship, provided by Louis and Anne Green; and E.M. Lynn Foundation. Gold level sponsorship was provided by the Boca Raton Resort & Club; Boca Raton Magazine; Richard and Debra Gonzalez; Legal Sea Foods; Susan and Mel Katz; and Elaine J. Wold. Silver level sponsorship was provided by the Abner and Mildred Levine Family Foundation; Lindstrom Air Conditioning, Inc; and William and Betty Scaggs and family. Bronze level sponsorship was provided by Mike and Arlette Baker; Boca Medical Supply; Boca Raton Community Hospital; Ed and Sue Diener; Richard and Mary Fontana; Harbour’s Edge; James and Karen Hoffheimer; Minette Hoffheimer and Theordore L. Schwartz; The Phyllis & Robert E. Levinson Foundation; Carl and Debbie Lindstrom; Norman Merollis; Gary and Kathleen Naughton; Stratford Court & Brighton Gardens; Patricia Thomas; and Vitas Innovative Care of Palm Beach.
For more information on the Memory and Wellness Center, call 561-297-4066 or visit www.fau.edu/memorywellnesscenter.
About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing is committed to nurturing the wholeness of persons and environment through Caring.
Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts ten colleges: College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.