Rocking for a cure at Meadowcrest Apartments this Saturday

Published 7:44 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2022

By Haley Mitchell Godwin

Residents of Meadowcrest Apartments and site manager, Peggy Fowler, invite everyone out to their sixth annual Rock-a-thon, a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, this Saturday, June 11.

Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. followed by Anna Carver providing praise and worship music. Carver will perform throughout the day. Chad Sanders from Goshen will begin playing country music and old time gospel at 10 a.m. There will be free hotdogs, chips, sodas and door prizes will be given away.

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Residents are gathering donations now and will continue the day of the event. For the last three years, Meadowcrest has been the top fundraising team in Alabama with last year’s Rock-a-thon raising $15,000. Residents are working hard to top last year’s total donations. Shirts and hats are available for purchase promoting this year’s Rock-a-thon. Hats are $15 and shirts start at $20. Proceeds from sales contribute to the fundraising total.

Jessica Carpenter Miller, executive director of the Alabama chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and Luverne native, will be at the Rock-a-thon to discuss the disease, its warning signs, treatments, and to answer questions.

Meadowcrest site manager, Peggy Fowler, expressed her pride in being part of this fundraiser and is hoping for a big turnout.

“Our annual Rock-a-thon is something we are very proud of and we all work hard leading up to it. The day of the event is a time to relax, thank everyone in the community that has donated, and try to get one last round of donations before we tally everything up and announce the total. Tenants will be rocking for a cure and there will be rocking chairs available for guests. I invite everyone to come out and rock with us. ( It is going to be a fun day, ” Fowler said.

The fundraiser is held in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day fundraising event. “The Longest Day” refers to the day with the most light (the summer solstice). People from across the world are gearing up to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through fundraising activities of their choice during the month of June.