Wallingford, CT (May 17,2016)...The Masonicare Quality of Life Walk, held on May 14, 2016 at Great River Park in East Hartford, raised over $56,000 to benefit Masonicare residents and patients in need.
Organized by The Masonic Charity Foundation of Connecticut, the philanthropic affiliate of Masonicare, the walk drew hundreds of enthusiastic walkers and volunteers – including members of the Masonic family, Masonicare employees, Masonicare residents and other participants from across the state – for a scenic trek along the Connecticut River.
"We're so grateful to all the walkers, Walk Captains, sponsors, and volunteers who helped make this year's walk such a success," said Patricia L. Morgan, Director of Development at The Masonic Charity Foundation, "as well as to everyone who made gifts in support of specific fundraisers or teams. Together, we exceeded our fundraising goal of $50,000."
Proceeds from the walk will be directed to the Quality of Life Funds at Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford, Masonicare at Newtown, and Masonicare Home Health & Hospice. The Quality of Life Funds at these Masonicare affiliates are used to meet the needs of residents and patients when no other funding sources are available. Dental care, outdoor concerts, power chair repair/replacement, home health aide visits, software and equipment used in speech therapy for Parkinson's patients, and new HDTVs in resident common areas are just a few examples of the purchases made possible by the Quality of Life Funds.
The Foundation acknowledges the generous support of Premier Sponsors Morrison Community Living, C.E. Floyd Company, and M&T Bank and Gold Sponsors CDW, Murtha Cullina, Saint Francis Care, and Ziegler.
Masonicare of Wallingford, Connecticut, is the state's largest not-for-profit provider of healthcare and retirement living communities for seniors. Founded by the Freemasons but open to all, Masonicare has over 100 years of experience in helping the senior community. Masonicare is recognized in the community for quality, compassionate care and steadfast support of its residents and patients. For more information, visit masonicare.org.
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