FREMONT – The Fremont Sapp Bros. Travel Center, alongside 17 other store locations across the United States, started an awareness and fundraising campaign November 1, 2018 to benefit care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
his campaign, which will run through December 31, 2018, centers on customers purchasing a $1 or $5 pin-up at the cash register. Last year, Sapp Bros. Travel Centers collectively raised over $26,000 with this campaign. Together, the Alzheimer’s Association and Sapp Bros. Travel Center locations are hoping to exceed last year’s totals this year.
November was selected as a start month as National Family Caregivers Month is celebrated in November. In Nebraska, 82,000 are providing unpaid care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association® 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures. These caregivers provide 94 million hours of unpaid care, valued at nearly 1.2 billion dollars annually.
The campaign will also run through another important timeframe – the holiday season. As families come together to celebrate traditions, many witness changes in their loved ones’ health. Reaching out to the Alzheimer’s Association for free services and guidance is of great importance, and the Alzheimer’s Association appreciates help in spreading this awareness.
“Alzheimer’s disease is relentless, affecting diverse audiences across our nation,” said Sharon Stephens, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter. “Partnering with travel centers across the region helps the Alzheimer’s Association elevate awareness of the disease, increase funds to support critical research advancements, and enhance care and support services. Sapp Bros. Travel Center locations interface with thousands of people every day, and with their help, we hope to assist more families through their journey.”
To learn more about locations participating in the campaign, visit www.sappbros.net. To learn more about services provided by the Alzheimer’s Association, visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.