Monsanto helps to support “a world without Alzheimer’s”
Since 2011, Monsanto Maui has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter to raise needed funds and awareness for dementia care. It is a passion that stems from employees wanting to give back to the community and an employee’s personal journey touched by this debilitating disease.
Each year, Monsanto’s Maui employees participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. On average 35 to 50 Monsanto employees participate in this annual walk and their volunteer hours helps generate grant money for this non-profit through Monsantogether, a grant program which focuses on enriching the communities where Monsanto employees live and work.
Serving as an inspiration for her co-workers is Nancy. For the past 6 years, she’s tirelessly worked with the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter in honor of her father, who is living with advanced dementia. One of the many ways she supports this non-profit is making aloha shirts mostly for her co-workers, who then make contributions to the Walk to Alzheimer’s team page online.
“I live very far from my father, and he is finally in a skilled care center,” said Nancy. “I raise funds for this organization as a way of helping the cause in general and helping him indirectly. While I’m sewing, I think about and pray for my father and the person I’m making a shirt for, and ask for blessings on all of them.”
It is a labor of love that has generated over $15,000 to date for this non-profit thanks to Nancy and her co-workers. This year, Nancy exceeded her goal of making 16 shirts, having just completed shirt #17. Each shirt has the potential to generate at least $200 – more funds that will benefit this worthy cause.
The Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter believes in “A world without Alzheimer’s disease.” Monsanto’s employees are proud to support their efforts.