Walk Helps Raise Awareness for Alzheimer’s
by Max Waite ’21
The poor weather this past Friday, April 26, did not prevent the hardworking and dedicated Providence College Health Care Club from holding their annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” fundraiser.
Originally supposed to be held on Aquinas Lawn, the event was moved inside the Aquinas Hall lounge from 2-5 p.m. due to the rain. The event was lively as ever, and the Health Care Club provided great snacks like Providence Bagels, as well as great music.
This year was the sixth annual fundraiser for Alzheimer’s awareness. The event started with a PC student who wanted to make a difference in the College community. She wanted to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s, which unfortunately emotionally cripples families all too often.
Since then, it has been the Health Care Club’s primary networking service project and has been extremely successful.
The event originally began with the College community all walking a lap around the Ray Treacy track. This time, however, the walk took place in Providence this past October.
This year, in an effort to boost the event’s attendance, the Providence College Health Care Club decided to take a different approach for putting on the event.
The artificial flowers in the ground outside the entrance to Aquinas Hall provided students with a warm welcome to the event, while the energetic and friendly personalities of the club members made the event a pleasant experience to attend. All donations were welcome through either Venmo or cash, no matter the amount.
When speaking with Arriana Arroyo ’20, President of the Health Care Club, she was excited with the outcome of the event. In addition to the fundraiser, the Health Care Club is also involved in an initiative called “Pen Pal for a Purpose” with a partnership through a local nursing home.