The Westhaven Foundation Presents $13,000 to Alzheimer’s Association® Tennessee Chapter

  • 06. 27. 2024

Proceeds Raised from Fourth Westhaven 5K Memory Run Contributed to The Longest Day Campaign

The Westhaven Foundation, a resident-run philanthropic nonprofit organization within Southern Land Company’s Westhaven community in Franklin, Tennessee, presented the Alzheimer’s Association Tennessee Chapter a check for $13,000  on Wednesday, June 19. The donation came from proceeds raised in conjunction with the Foundation’s Fourth Westhaven 5K Memory Run, which was held in April, and contributed to The Longest Day campaign, a DIY fundraising initiative that allows participants to host their own event to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.

“We’re deeply moved by the continued support from Westhaven residents and the local community for this vital cause,” said Amy Law, Westhaven’s Regional Director of Community Management, secretary of The Westhaven Foundation Board, and 5K Memory Run event coordinator. “Many in our community have personal connections to Alzheimer’s, driving our commitment to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia.”

“Once again, we are overwhelmed by the generosity and commitment of the Westhaven community to support the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association,” said Madison McCartney, Development Manager of The Longest Day. “Their efforts will support crucial care and support resources, educational programs, and research.”

In 2019, The Westhaven Foundation unanimously decided to establish the Westhaven 5K Memory Run to raise money to support the Alzheimer’s Association Tennessee Chapter, as each member on the board and several Westhaven homeowners and residents know someone affected by the disease. Since its inception in 2019, the Westhaven 5K Memory Run has raised a total of $67,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association Tennessee Chapter, including this year’s $13,000 contribution. The proceeds from this year’s events were raised through race registrations, sponsorships, and donations.

This year’s check was presented by Law to McCartney, who accepted on behalf of Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day campaign. Law and McCartney were joined at the check presentation by members of The Westhaven Foundation Board.

The Westhaven 5K Memory Run took place at Westhaven, with the course taking attendees through the award-winning master-planned community’s residential streets and paved trails. Commemorative signs honoring individuals connected to participants affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia lined the route, adding a poignant reminder of the event’s purpose. With 178 participants in both the 5K and the Kids’ Fun Run, the event featured runners at various levels, from competitive runners to casual walkers.

Presenting sponsors for the Westhaven 5K Memory Run included Nissan of Cool Springs, Hyundai of Cool Springs, and Genesis of Cool Springs. Additional sponsors for the race were Ford Classic Homes, The Movement Academy, High Brow Coffee, Morning Pointe, Xfinity, Fleet Feet, Contract Properties, Brian Beathard, Erin Gilbert with Benchmark Realty, Sweethaven, Force Roofing, Liberty Federal Credit Union, Certa Pro Painters, Kroger, Kelly Dougherty with Moving with Kelly, Williamson Health, Vida Group, Franklin Celebrations, Paw Pals, Inc., and Grassland Car Care.

Pictured in the photo from the check presentation (above) are, from left to right:

Mark McCutcheon, The Westhaven Foundation Treasurer and founding resident

Amy Law, Southern Land Company’s Regional Director of Community Management and The Westhaven Foundation’s Secretary

Madison McCartney, Alzheimer’s Association TN Chapter, Development Manager, The Longest Day

Kelly Nakamoto, Westhaven Administrative Assistant and Westhaven 5K Memory Run event co-coordinator

Dana Hardy, The Westhaven Foundation board member

Jason Kaplan, The Westhaven Foundation incoming President

The Westhaven Foundation and the Westhaven community have a long-standing tradition of hosting community events to support various nonprofit organizations, such as Project Joy and Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury.

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