Jun 29 2022

White Horse Village third annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event breaks fundraising record

White Horse Village drew an impressively large crowd that included two horses and KYW Newsradio traffic reporter Malcolm Poindexter III at its third annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser event on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. The nonprofit senior living community raised nearly $30,000 at this year’s Walk, with donations still coming in, breaking the previous record of $26,001 set in 2021. Including this year’s contribution, the active senior living community has raised more than $70,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter over the last three years. The community has been recognized as Rookie of the Year for 2020 and Top Continuing Care Retirement Community Award for 2021.

Residents know all too well the terrible impact Alzheimer’s Disease has on families and pulled out all the stops to generate awareness while fundraising. Aside from traditional donations, residents sold brightly colored pinwheels, gold stars honoring loved ones, raffle tickets, and even tasty treats at the event. “It typifies the White Horse Village commitment to create meaningful activities and offer enrichment opportunities to residents,” explains Walk co-chair Duane Thurman. “We wanted everyone to participate however they could. Watch, eat hot dogs, listen to the music, and get out and participate.” In addition, residents decorated their doors and property with splashes of purple, the official signature color for Alzheimer’s awareness.

“This is a cause that matters a great deal to our community. The time and effort everyone put in to make this event a huge success was tremendous and shows our level of commitment,” said Len Weiser, White Horse Village President & CEO. “There are very few of us who haven’t been affected by this terrible disease. It feels good to be able to help in some way.” 

White Horse Village recognizes the following volunteers for their hard work to make the Walk a success.

  • Captains: Bonnie Scott & Duane Thurman, residents, and Kelli Foley, Mission Enhancement Coordinator
  • Committee Members: Susan Abtouche, Pat Cassels, Sharon Davis, Melissa Dell’Orefice, Kelli Foley, Adam Klepfer, Carol Henn, Carolyn Shaffer, Bonnie Scott, Beth Stensrud, Duane Thurman, and Alaina Schukraft from the Alzheimer’s Association.
  • Sponsors: BAYADA Home Health Care, Christine Cooney, Bryan P. Costley, Karlene Ellsworth, Holisticare Hospice, Home Instead, Pam King, Main Line Health Home Care Hospice, Malcolm Poindexter III and White Horse Village Dining Services and Leadership teams.
Walk participants and President & CEO Len Weiser dance to the music provided by DJ Malcolm Poindexter III.
White Horse Village welcomed a new special guest at this year’s Walk, Viton, a two-time world champion white horse owned by a local resident, Mindy Tatz Chernoff (pictured above with Viton) of The Resonant Horse. Chernoff is an equine specialist, TEDx speaker, and author of  “From Muck to Magnificence, How Cleaning Horse Stalls Can Lead to an Astonishing Life.”
Walk participants went “purple for a purpose” to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Walk participants and President & CEO Len Weiser dance to the music provided by DJ Malcolm Poindexter III.