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Renaissance Marquis Raises Over $13K for 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

2nd Annual Charlie Hyde Memorial Tournament Nets Largest Local Donation to the North Georgia Walk to End Alzheimer’s

ROME, Ga. (December 10, 2014) – Renaissance Marquis retirement community recently donated $13,744.59 to the North Georgia Walk to End Alzheimer’s. A large crowd of walkers participated in the event, at Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday, Nov. 8, in Rome, and was covered by NorthwestGeorgiaNews.com.

“Renaissance Marquis and Legacy Senior Services are committed to supporting the Alzheimer’s Association and the research they are doing to fight dementia and Alzheimer’s,” says Renita Chambers, executive director of Renaissance Marquis. “Alzheimer’s and dementia are devastating illnesses, and we see first-hand the impact it has on our residents and their families; as memory care providers we would like nothing more than to be a part of finding a cure.”

“Renaissance Marquis is the team to beat,” says Freda Stephenson, director of development for the North Georgia District of the Alzheimer’s Association. “Since joining the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the Renaissance team has raised over $28,000 to support the Alzheimer's Association. The staff showed real creativity and dedication with the development of the golf tournament; and they have sincere compassion for those battling Alzheimer’s and other dementia illnesses. It takes everyone if we are going to win the war against Alzheimer’s, and the staff at Renaissance Marquis is a great example of what it means to be a team.”

The majority of the donations generated by Renaissance Marquis’ for this year’s effort was a result of its second annual Charlie Hyde Memorial for Alzheimer’s Awareness Golf Tournament and silent auction, which was held in September at the Meadow Lakes Golf Club in Cedartown.

The tournament’s namesake and his wife, JoAnn, were long-time residents of Renaissance Marquis. When she was diagnosed with dementia, he became a strong advocate for Alzheimer’s research and memory care.

“The tournament was one of the best ways we could think of to honor Mr. Hyde, and combine two of his greatest passions later in life,” says Ben Baker, marketing director at Renaissance Marquis.

The two-year-old tournament has contributed almost $28,000 to the local Alzheimer’s Association in Northwest Georgia, thanks to great community participation and matching funds from Renaissance Marquis’ parent company, Legacy Senior Services.