The Rotary Club of Asheville – Biltmore

From noon on Friday, February 25th through noon on Saturday, February 26th, the Rotary Club of Asheville-Biltmore held a 24-hour Walkathon to Fight Dementia at Deerfield. Many Deerfield res­idents and staff along with Rotary members participated in the fund raiser. There was live entertainment Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, in­cluding a special appearance by Mr. Moon, the Asheville Tourists baseball team mas­cot. A Memory Board was signed by participants to celebrate those we walked to support. For 24-hours, walkers never stopped and passed the baton to the next walker, raising much needed money to support MemoryCare in Asheville and the Rotary de­mentia research program, CART, both highly effective and worthy organizations. Dementia affects just about everyone in some way and 100% of the funds raised go to these causes.

The goal for the Walkathon was $50,000 and The Rotary Club of Asheville – Biltmore has significantly surpassed their goal with over $78,000 in donations as of the close of the event on Saturday. Many thanks to all who participated and donated to this worthy cause.