Project Compassion & Pike Elementary School
Walk for Alzheimer’s or RUN FOR A RESIDENT!
Watch for the 2015 date Coming Soon!!
Project Compassion, along with our Partners in Education, Pike Elementary School hosted a 1K walk, a 5K and 10K Run for a Resident on April 12, 2014 at Carol Ann Cross park in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The cost to register online at www.projectcompassioninc.org is $35 until Monday, April 7, 2014 $45 to register April 8-10th, 2014. There will be no registration the day of the event. Please call about special discounts given to groups of more than 4 people. Registration fee includes a t-shirt and the first 150 entrants are guaranteed a “goodie” backpack and water bottle.
Project Compassion is a non-profit organization and United Way Community Partner that specializes in working with volunteers to visit residents, especially those with no family or friends in nursing homes, long term care facilities and retirement homes. Volunteers also help with Bingo, play music and sing, and bring pets in to visit. Pike Elementary School students, who are involved with residents at Methodist Health and Rehab, plan to help residents suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s by donating part of their proceeds to help build a sensory room. This event will showcase the many ways young people can get involved with elders to make their lives better.
It is estimated that more than 85% of area nursing home residents in Arkansas have no family or friends able to come and visit or help them, so many rely on the kindness of others for such things as warm clothing to wear outside the facility in the winter and personal care items. Proceeds from this event will help fund our Christmas Hearts of Gold campaign which supplies the residents with a meaningful gift at Christmas – usually warm clothing and socks for the cold winter months and a book or Bible with a Christmas card and personal care items, such as perfume or lotion they request.
Please join us on April 12th! Walk or run in honor of those that cannot and celebrate Project Compassion’s 42nd year as your local volunteer organization with a heart of gold.
For more information call Project Compassion at 479-783-2273
REGISTER HERE AT EVENTZILLA