Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – The Wesley Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Wesley Community in Saratoga Springs, will host a fundraiser called “Share A Step For Seniors” from Thursday, June 6 to Thursday, June 13.
The weeklong initiative invites community members to raise funds for The Wesley Community while working towards a fitness-oriented goal, such as running or walking a mile per day, or completing a 30-mile bike ride. Participants track their workouts, share their progress on social media channels, and encourage friends and family to support their efforts via a donation.
All donations generated through “Share A Step For Seniors” will go towards the continued renovations at the Wesley Health Care Center’s Springs building. The residence caters to aging adults who may have significant chronic medical needs requiring daily assistance.
“All of us at The Wesley Community are thrilled to bring back this wonderful initiative, which is a great way for people to stay active while raising funds for our residents’ benefit,” said J. Brian Nealon, CEO of The Wesley Community. “We encourage individuals of all ages and fitness levels to participate and we look forward to seeing people accomplish their personal fitness goals.”
The “Share A Step For Seniors” program will officially launch during a Kick-Off Party at Pitney Meadows Community Farm on Thursday, June 6 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Staff from The Wesley Foundation will be available to help participants register and begin to work towards their fitness goal for the week. All participants who attend will receive a complimentary t-shirt, while supplies last. The kick-off event is free and open to the public.
Participants can register as either individuals or as part of a team at http://shareastep2019.everydayhero.do/. Registration is free. To be eligible for prizes, the minimum individual fundraising goal is $50 and the minimum team fundraising goal is $250. Various prizes will be offered to participating individuals and teams based on achievement.
Winners will be announced during a Wrap-Up Party at Courtyard by Marriott and Excelsior Springs on Thursday, June 13 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. All participants are invited to attend. All participating teams who achieve their fundraising goals will receive water bottles.
Sponsors of the “Share A Step For Seniors” program include Saratoga Casino Hotel, CDPHP, Saratoga.com, NE Promo, N. Fox Jewelers, Eklego Workforce Solutions, Saratoga Today, Courtyard by Marriott and Excelsior Springs, Cudney’s Launderers and Cleaners, Grasshopper Gardens, and Engineers Solutions.
For more information about the “Share A Step For Seniors” program, contact Katelynn Donovan via email at [email protected] or by phone at 518-691-1616.
About The Wesley Community
The Wesley Community is a 37-acre, non-profit agency in Saratoga Springs, NY. Sponsored by United Methodist Health and Housing, Inc., The Wesley Community’s unique continuum of care community provides independent and assisted living for seniors, affordable independent senior housing, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, as well as home care services and outpatient therapies available for people of all ages.