CLINTON, Tenn. — Rainy weather didn’t stop the residents and associates at The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Clinton, who pressed forward during the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Knoxville.

The Alzheimer’s memory care community spent the previous month carving out creative ideas to raise funds for the cause. Through fun raffles and outreach projects, the Morning Pointe walk team surpassed their goal of $2,000, raising more than $5,000 to support Alzheimer’s research and the search for a cure.

It was the memory care community’s very first walk, but that didn’t stop them from placing second out of 123 teams. In addition, four teammates, Denise Miller, Kim Shallahamer, Keisha Stooksbury, and Robert Miller, placed in the Champions Club.

“The community, families, and employees came together and worked very hard to make this happen,” says Kim Shallahamer, executive director at Morning Pointe. “The rain couldn’t stop us from being involved in this very important cause.

Morning Pointe residents, associates and volunteers partner with local nonprofits to advance the care of seniors and caregiver education as part of the Meaningful Day(tm) program.

Photo: The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Clinton team of residents, associates and volunteers participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. John Womack, Natasha Cortez, Chris Tucker, Ginger Tucker, Susan Dyer, Robin McClintock, Jason Shallahamer, Kim Shallahamer, Ava Shallahamer, Robert Miller and Denise Miller.