LAKEWOOD — On Sunday, Oct. 16, Harrogate, a life care continuing care retirement community in Ocean County, joined approximately 17,000 walkers in Point Pleasant Beach, to show their support for those with breast cancer. The independent, senior-living community raised over $1,350 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® organization, an-affiliate of the American Cancer Society®.
“This walk is very near and dear to our hearts as several within our community at Harrogate have battled breast cancer and survived,” states Kathy Hansen, director of Human Resources at Harrogate. “This is the fourth year that we have participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, and it is great to see a community come together to support one another.”
To raise money for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®, Harrogate sponsors a ‘Pink Day’ a few days before the main event. This day allows employees to dress out of uniform and wear pink by donating $2 for the non-profit organization. Harrogate staff members also organize and host flea markets four or five times throughout the year at the community, which are attended by Harrogate and surrounding Ocean County residents. In addition to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, Harrogate donates some of the proceeds from the flea markets to the American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Foundation and the Tears Foundation for bereaving parents.
In November and December, Harrogate will also host a food and toy drive to support the Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities. For more information about Harrogate and their community involvement, visit www.harrogate-lifecare.org.
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