Annual Walk For Living
The Chelsea Jewish Foundation has long believed in offering the highest quality healthcare to individuals living with various illnesses and disabilities. In order to provide unsurpassed services and care, however, the Foundation relies on support from individuals, families, and businesses to champion our mission and serve those most in need of vital long-term care.
This year, the Chelsea Jewish Foundation will be sponsoring its 3rd Annual “Walk For Living”, a 2-mile walk, on Sunday October 6th 2013 at DCR's Mary O’Malley Park on Admirals Hill in Chelsea, Mass. The Walk for Living benefits the ALS and MS Residences at the Leonard Florence Center for Living, as well as Chelsea Jewish Foundation’s other entities and programs. The Leonard Florence Center for Living, which recently opened its doors in February of 2010, is the nation’s first urban Green House® model of care. The center includes ten residences with 10 residents each. Community, dignity and independence are encouraged through small cluster living, privacy, choices and technology.
Join the Walk!
We invite all to join us in this year’s annual walk, which will include a scenic walk that overlooks Boston, and food and refreshments for all. To register online, click here. http://www.walkforliving.dojiggy.com/ or call Kristen Donnelly at (617) 887-0001.
Date: Sunday, October 6th
Time: Check In at 9am Walk kicks off at 10am
Location: Mary O’Malley Park on Admirals Hill in Chelsea MA
Food and Live entertainment to follow
Route is 2 miles long
Click here to register or donate online!
Contact: Kristen Donnelly
Phone: (617) 887-0001 Ext. 1163
- ALS is a degenerative neuromuscular disease that strikes without warning
- ALS is fatal
- With ALS, a person’s body can become totally paralyzed while the mind and senses remain unaffected
- It costs roughly $250,000 per year to the families of those with ALS
- There is no cure or effective treatment
- MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord
- With MS, the immune system attacks a person’s healthy tissue
- A person with MS can experience blurred vision, slurred speech, tremors, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis and more.
- There is no cure
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