Business Lab raises funds for Alzheimer’s Association

Posted on November 04, 2010 by Staff Writer

On the evening of Oct. 20, the fall 2010 business management lab hosted “Shopping for a Memory” in Josey Dining Room at Sweet Briar College. Clothes and other items were collected to sell at the event. Students, faculty and staff purchased the donated items in support of the Alzheimer’s Association, raising a total of $599.05. The remaining items will be donated to a local charity.

“The event was very professionally done and the decorations were outstanding,” said assistant professor of business Thomas Loftus, who teaches the lab.

The business management lab will be holding four other events to raise awareness and funding for the Alzheimer’s Association, including a powder puff football game on Nov. 7.

“A Memory Walk” will take place on Thursday, Nov. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fitness and Athletics Center. Food will be provided by the Wood Grill Buffet in Charlottesville. Registration for the walk, open now, is $5 for students and children, $10 for faculty and adults.

On Nov. 18, the lab will also sponsor “The Fast,” which has become an annual event at Sweet Briar. Students who register for “The Fast” agree not to eat in Prothro for the day and dining services donates the value of their meals to charity. Food donated by local restaurants is provided for these students in Reid Pitt.

The lab students are also selling Sweet Briar calendars, available in two options. One is a blank 2011 calendar with U.S. holidays listed. The other features photographs and text submitted by members of the Sweet Briar community. The calendars are $12 each and maybe ordered through the business management lab.

All proceeds from these events will be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, a leading global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support. The association’s mission is to eliminate the disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health, according to its website.