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Asbury Place top fundraising team at Foothills Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk

September 27, 2017

Asbury Place in Maryville raised the most funds at the 2017 Foothills Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk among corporate teams, earning the continuing care retirement community the grand prize award.

“Team Asbury” raised $6,002 for the annual fundraiser, which was held at Maryville College last spring and raised a total of $124,000. Teams continued fundraising efforts after the event, and the totals were announced in the fall.

In addition, Asbury Place had the largest team, which comprised residents, associates, family members and friends, and was awarded first place for its T-shirt design, “Memories are Worth Fighting For.”

“We’re proud of ‘Team Asbury’ for its commitment to not only walk, but also raise funds and bring more awareness to Alzheimer’s and help find a cure,” said Marjorie Shonnard, vice president of operations for Asbury Place. “Our team already is anticipating the 2018 event and looks forward to another successful walk.”

From left, Asbury Place assisted living lifestyles coordinator Amy Wilson and assisted living administrator Carla Rafferty accept the 2017 Foothills Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk grand prize award from Kay Watson-Helton, director of development and communication for Alzheimer’s Tennessee, at the continuing care retirement community on Sept. 26. “Team Asbury” raised $6,002, the highest among corporate teams, and won first place for its T-shirt design.

The 2018 Foothills Alzheimer’s Tennessee Walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, at Maryville College. The funds raised during the annual event help the organization serve those facing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias; promote brain health through education; and champion global prevention and treatment efforts.

About Asbury Place

Asbury Place is an affiliate of Asbury Communities, Inc., and operates CARF-CCAC accredited continuing care retirement communities in Kingsport and Maryville, Tenn. Affiliates of Asbury Communities, Inc., operate in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Tennessee. It is ranked by the LeadingAge Ziegler 150 (LZ150) as the nation’s 18th-largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living organization. For information about Asbury Place, please visit