Thursday, 16 July 2020 13:13

Virtual Fitness Fundraiser Raises Record Amount for The Wesley Foundation

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Wesley Foundation’s “Share a Step For Seniors” virtual fundraiser raised more than $30,000 to support local seniors served by The Wesley Community, marking a record for the event since its inception in 2018.

Donations received via the virtual fundraiser, which invited community members to work towards a fitness-oriented goal while raising funds, will support The Wesley Community’s continued efforts to serve its residents and staff during the coronavirus global health pandemic. The Wesley Community is a non-profit senior living campus in Saratoga Springs with more than 700 residents.

The 2020 “Share A Step For Seniors” included 50 participants and more than 150 sponsors and donors. The annual event has now raised more than $41,000 and participants have traveled more than 4,200 miles since its inception.

“We are proud to announce a record-setting amount of more than $30,000 for this event, which will go a long way in helping to support the many seniors on our campus,” said J. Brian Nealon, CEO of The Wesley Community. “We are extremely grateful to all of the participants, sponsors and supporters of this event, who not only went above and beyond to help us raise record funds but also helped promote and improve the health and wellness of our community.”

The week-long fitness initiative, which began on June 19 and ran through June 26, offered participants the opportunity to raise funds for The Wesley Community while working towards a fitness-oriented goal. Members were asked to track their workouts, share their progress on social media and encourage friends and family to support their efforts via a donation.

Major sponsors included Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family, Jim LaVigne and Mary Gavin, Mannix Marketing and Saratoga.com, CDPHP, Ruth Pouliot, Lisa Cardone-O’Connor - Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Fingerpaint and T.C. Equipment. 

For more information visit www.thewesleycommunity.org.

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