Tri-County Medical Careers Students Raise $1,125 by Participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's

FRANKLIN, MA – The Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School Medical Careers students raised $1,125.00, on behalf of the residents at Compass Memory Support at Cornerstone in Milford, in the Walk to End Alzheimer's®. in the Walk to End Alzheimer's®. The students initiated this act of kindness and compassion on their own accord. 

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.

Members of the Medical Careers Program Class of 2020 participated in the Walk which was held this past Saturday, September 16, 2017, in Foxborough, MA. Students receive their clinical experience through working with residents at Compass Memory Support in Hopkinton. Through working with the residents, Medical Careers students decided this would be a great opportunity to help to give back to the community.

“We are so proud of our Medical Careers students who took the initiative to not only be a part of the Alzheimer’s walk, but to get donations as well, said Jean George, Director of Vocational Education at Tri-County. “When the opportunity arose for the students to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s, there was no hesitation in their decision to slip on their sneakers, get active, and walk for the cause.”

Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleborough, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham.

(Pictured from Left to right are: Halle Gavel of Franklin; Jessica Catalano of Millis; Kiara Dempsey of North Attleboro; Julia Hutchinson of North Attleboro; Hayley Hanifan of Norfolk; Alyssa Power of Franklin; and Jillian Young of Franklin.)