Joe McKee Memorial Alzeimer Fund

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2014 Fayetteville Walk to End Alzheimers

September 6, 2014   Add to calendar
Registration at 10am | Ceremony at 11am | Walk at 11:30am
Route Length: about 1 mile

Liberty Hill Subdivision (behind Kings Grant)   Map it
Fayetteville, NC 28311


Volunteers Needed

We still need more volunteers to help out during the walk.

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Two-minute video recap of the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's facts and figures

Helping Hits Home

Pat McKee, of McKee Homes, is all too familiar with the impact Alzheimer’s has on those who have the disease as well as their loved ones. Pat’s father, Joe, succumbed after a ten-year battle with this devastating disease. While Joe McKee had a long and successful career in business, he also built personal homes for his family. Alzheimer’s robbed him of his dream of one day becoming a builder. When Pat McKee and his brother, Mike, formed McKee Homes – to focus on building homes at The Cottages at North Ramsey and throughout the Fayetteville area – they dedicated the company to the memory of their father.

The McKee family – Pat, Mike and their mother, Shirley – wanted to do more to honor a beloved father and husband. In the hope that one day other families may not have to face the heartbreak wreaked by Alzheimer’s, they established the Joe McKee Memorial Alzheimer Fund. A percentage of every home sale by McKee Homes goes into this fund to support Alzheimer’s research and care. In addition, the McKees work closely with the Eastern North Carolina Service Area of the Alzheimer’s Association®, supporting efforts such as the Walk to End Alzheimer’s™.


OUR MISSION

To utilize our resources and good fortune to support the Alzheimer’s cause in the greater Fayetteville area by raising awareness of this devastating disease, supporting initiatives of the Alzheimer’s Association® and helping fund Alzheimer’s care and research.


2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's

The 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Fayetteville, N.C. was very successful once again, raising over $47,485 to support Alzheimer's Association® initiatives, which include Alzheimer's care and research, and raising awareness of this devastating disease.

This is the 3rd annual Walk hosted and sponsored by McKee Homes. For the first two years, the Walk was held at The Cottages at North Ramsey, which is a maintenance-free housing community in northeast Fayetteville near Fort Bragg, and the local offices of McKee Homes.

In 2013 the Walk was held in Liberty Hill, a new community being developed by McKee Homes behind King's Grant subdivision in Fayetteville, NC.

2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's

Hundreds of people showed up to support the event this year. The volunteers and staff helped the event run smoothly. There were 32 teams signed up for the Walk this year with over 200 walkers. The top ten teams included:

  • Rhudy's - $8,323.00
  • Miss Fayetteville 2013- Forget Me Not - $6,450.00
  • Team McKee - $4,515.00
  • Home Instead Senior Care- Fayetteville - $1,250.00
  • Pine Forest Alumni - $880.00
  • Team Tata - $785.00
  • Boose Law Office - $710.00
  • Women of Virtue - $406.00
  • Carillon for the Cause - $405.25
  • Team Goins - $240.00

The top five individual fundraisers were:

  • Victoria Alexis Huggins ($6,450.00)
  • JoAnne McKee ($2,500.00)
  • Tina Hardison ($500.00)
  • Mike Younts ($500.00)
  • Carolyn Lennon ($500.00)

Dollar amounts shown reflect totals as of 10-11-13

McKee Homes would like to give a special thank-you to the Pine Forest High School marching band for supporting the event, and a heartfelt thanks goes out to all those who volunteered and participated in the Walk this year and helped make the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's a tremendous success.

2013 walk volunteers

2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's Sponsors

2013 Alzheimer's Walk Sponsors

2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's

The 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Fayetteville, N.C. was a huge success, raising over $40,000 to support Alzheimer's Association® initiatives, which include Alzheimer's care and research, and raising awareness of this devastating disease.

The Fayetteville Walk has become an annual event and is hosted and sponsored by McKee Homes. For the past two years, the Walk has been held at The Cottages at North Ramsey, which is a maintenance-free housing community in northeast Fayetteville near Fort Bragg, and the local offices of McKee Homes.

2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's

More than 400 people showed up to support the event this year. The more than 50 volunteers helped the event run smoothly. There were 20 teams signed up for the Walk. The top five teams included:

  • Team McKee raised $3,760
  • Leon’s Legacy raised $3,195
  • Whispering Pines Warriors raised $3,036
  • The Dizzy Chicks raised $2,140
  • Haymount Rehabilitation and Nursing Center raised $2,060

The top five individual fundraisers were:

  • Velma West raised $2,350
  • Jenna Upchurch raised $1,490
  • JoAnne McKee raised $1,000
  • Cheryl Cunningham raised $865
  • Mandy Salvail raised $501

Dollar amounts shown reflect totals as of 10-11-12

There were some great door prizes that were given away at the event as well including an Apple iPad. The McKee's kids, Lily, Max, Carly, and Graham raised an additional $150 by making and giving away duct tape wallets, purses, bracelets, flowers, koozies and coasters to anyone that made a donation to the Alzheimer's Association®.

McKee Homes would like to give a special thank-you to the Pine Forest High School marching band and football team for supporting the event; Century 21 Family Realty and Team Elite for showing the open houses along the Walk; and the Fayetteville area Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for volunteering. A heartfelt thanks goes out to all those who volunteered and participated in the Walk this year and helped make the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's a tremendous success.

Pine Forest High School marching band and football team 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's volunteers

2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's Sponsors

Walk to End Alzheimer's Sponsors
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