When Michael Juceam, Owner of Right at Home, a private duty home health agency in Sarasota, came up with the idea of Rock for the Walk, he was looking for a way to raise money that would entertain and attract a wider range of supporters for The Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter's primary fundraising effort.
Right at Home not only provides home health care but helps families create a path through the maze of complex problems that are presented when a family is confronted with this disease.
Since opening in 2004, Right at Home has provided home health care but also funded a number of programs and organizations that support its mission to improve the quality of life for seniors. They have long been recognized as an organization that cares — for serving the needs of seniors in our community, our people and our consistently reliable service to seniors and families
“Alzheimer’s research is seriously underfunded. Right at Home’s participation in the leadership team is another example of our effort to promote the health of the community. Funds raised at Rock for the Walk help increase donations to the Walk for Alzheimer’s on October 20th. When statistics show that 1 in 2 people will be afflicted by the disease, we have to do more,” said Juceam.
For Rock for the Walk, Juceam organized a group of sponsors including Arden Courts, ManorCare and Heartland Health and Rehabilitation for the event at The Payne Park Auditorium on Sept. 22. Bad Influence and the Heather Downie Band, both well known rock bands, supported the cause as well, by donating their time on Friday night.
Appetizers and deserts were prepared by chefs from a senior communities, accompanied by beer and wine supplied by sponsors.
“Helping families overcome the affects of this debilitating disease takes a council of experts, supporters and resources. The night was a great success, because it was apparent that when the strength of Sarasota’ healthcare community is combined, great things happen.”