Oct 18, 2023
Alzheimer's disease affects millions of lives, not just the individuals diagnosed but also their families and communities. It's a battle that no one should fight alone, and that's why events like the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's in Eastern North Carolina are so crucial. In this article, we'll guide you through the upcoming walks in our area, how you can participate, and why McKee Homes is passionately involved in this cause.
The Walk to End Alzheimer's is a charity walk that raises awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association. This reputable organization has been dedicated to raising awareness of the disease, providing support for those living with it, and researching possible treatments since 1979.
Each year, this event takes place in over 600 communities across the nation. With a remarkable investment of over $360 million, it supports over 1,000 research projects in 53 countries. Why Walk to End Alzheimer's?
Beyond these general reasons for participating in the walk, there are also more personal motivations. Pat McKee, Owner of McKee Homes, intimately understands the impact of Alzheimer’s disease.
After a grueling ten-year battle with this devastating disease, Pat's father, Joe, succumbed. Joe McKee, a man who had enjoyed a long and prosperous career in business, had also harbored a personal ambition of constructing homes for his loved ones. Unfortunately, Alzheimer's snatched away his dream of becoming a builder.
To pay tribute to their late father, Pat McKee and his brother, Mike, founded McKee Homes, a company devoted to preserving his memory.
McKee’s company mantra is includes:
Want to make a difference? You can join the fight against Alzheimer's! Here are the dates and locations for the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's events in Eastern North Carolina:
At McKee Homes, our commitment to fighting Alzheimer's disease is deeply personal and goes far beyond mere corporate social responsibility. Through our Community Embrace program, we aim to passionately enrich the quality of life for individuals in our communities, particularly those affected by Alzheimer's.Here's a closer look at how we're making a difference:
We don't just talk the talk; we walk the walk—literally. We have dedicated McKee Homes Teams participating in Walk to End Alzheimer's events in Moore County, Triangle (Raleigh-Durham), Fayetteville, and Wilmington, NC. The teams are comprised of our associates, friends, family and our trade partners.
Named in honor of Pat McKee’s father, Joe, who battled Alzheimer's for ten years, this fund is a testament to our commitment to Alzheimer's research and support. A percentage of eerie homes sales goes to support Alzheimer's research and care.
Apart from participating, we also sponsor events to raise funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. McKee Homes’ associates and trade partners fundraise throughout the year. They establish region walk teams in an effort to organize efforts towards the day of each region walk.
Interested in being part of this noble cause? Here's how you can get involved:
The 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer's events in Eastern North Carolina offer a unique opportunity to come together as a community and take actionable steps against a disease that has taken so much from so many. Whether you're walking in memory of a loved one or walking to create a future without Alzheimer's, every step counts. We hope to see you there!