Parma Community General Hospital’s 9th Annual Spaghetti Cook-off to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association
Monday, June 23, 2008
Five area assisted living facilities savor the celebration
at Parma Hospital’s annual Spaghetti Cook-off
to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association
It was a winning day at Parma Community General Hospital’s 9th Annual Spaghetti Cook-off to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The fundraiser kicks off the annual campaign that has for the past 11 years recognized Parma Hospital as a top fundraiser for the Cleveland chapter.
The award for best sauce at the June 13 event went to Crystal Waters Retirement Community in Strongsville. The closely fought contest resulted in ties for both second and third place. Once the votes from hundreds of diners were tallied, Royalton Woods in North Royalton and The Woods at Pleasant Lake Villa were tied for second place. In third place, there was a tie between Arden Courts of Parma and Mount Alverna Village.
The hospital raised $2,555 – and every cent goes to the Alzheimer’s Association to benefit patients and their families suffering from this debilitating disease. The annual Spaghetti Cook-off is the traditional start of Parma Hospital’s fundraising campaign for the Alzheimer’s Association.
“The Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter Memory Walk is fortunate to have the support of Parma Hospital,” said Kelly Rudloff of the Alzheimer’s Association, who attended the Cook-off to congratulate and thank the winners. “With Laura Matthews as their Team Captain, Parma Hospital has been a leading Memory Walk team for several years and their annual Spaghetti Cook-off is one of the largest fundraisers coordinated by a Memory Walk team. This year we are honored to have Patricia Ruflin, CEO of Parma Hospital, serving as the Memory Walk Honorary Chair.”
Other facilities that made sauces for judging at this year’s Cook-off at Parma Hospital’s Health Education Center were: Athenian Village in North Royalton; Berea Lake Towers; Greenbrier Senior Living Community in Parma Heights; and Sunrise Assisted Living of Parma.
All labor, food, beverages, supplies and entertainment at the event were donated, said Laura Matthews, manager of Parma Hospital’s ElderCenter adult day care and chairman of the Hospital’s Alzheimer’s Committee. Volunteers from Padua High School’s Key Club, the Parma/Parma Heights Kiwanis Club and the Parma Hospital Auxiliary assisted Parma Hospital’s Alzheimer’s Fundraising Committee with greeting, serving and cleanup.
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