On Saturday, September 17th 2011, CMA Review students expanded their service learning project for the Early Fall quarter to include a silent auction fundraiser at the local VFW 428 to benefit the upcoming Alzheimer’s Walk (in partnership with the Good Shepherd Community.)
Students collected donation items prior to the event. “Going out and getting the donations really restored my faith in humanity,” said Mona Pittman, student group leader. Auction items included an upright freezer from Electrolux, a dual-frequency fish finder from Miller Marine, Ray Ban and Coach sunglasses from DBL labs, as well as gift certificates for restaurants and retail stores. The students raised $639 from the auction for the Alzheimer’s Walk and presented the donation to Bruce Glanzer, the President of Good Shepherd, and Jenny Zimmer, the Volunteer Coordinator, on Monday, September 19th at Good Shepherd’s Sauk Rapids campus.
In addition to the fundraiser, CMA Review students participated in a Health/Art Fair event for residents at Good Shepherd on September 7th. The booths included: Let’s go Hunting, Nutrition and Alzheimer’s, We are People Too, large canvas/community painting, Personal Health and Hygiene, Blood Pressure, Sweet Treats – A Healthier Alternative, Volleyball, Sun Catchers, and Ladder Ball.
The annual Alzheimer’s Walk takes place September 24th 2011 at Lake George from 9 – 11 AM. Several MSB students will be walking with Good Shepherd; even though, the event happens after finals are over and break week has begun!
Volunteers can still sign up to participate. http://walktoendalz.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=454644