Oakmont of Santa Clarita is fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association through “Team Oakmont,” which is set to participate in the 4th annual Walk To End Alzheimer’s on October 8 at Bridgeport Park.
Oakmont officials kicked off the month of May with their “Barbeque, Beer and Boogie” event to raise awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association, whose mission is to advance research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.
“We had a country western band and southern-style barbeque, and we invited our families, … people that have visited Oakmont and some of the professionals in the community to come out to support the event,” said Mary Dembkowski of Oakmont of Santa Clarita.
Admission to the event was free, but donations were accepted for the Walk To End Alzheimer’s in Santa Clarita.
By the beginning of July, Team Oakmont had raised $1,160 — 23 percent of its total goal of $5,000.
More than 100 participants from 37 local teams raised approximately $17,600 for the Santa Clarita walk so far, which has a listed goal of $65,000.