Cultivating Kindness Through Philanthropy: Capitol Lakes Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team
Victoria Scarpita has worked at Capitol Lakes for nearly three years and has served as the Memory Support Coordinator for the last year and a half. Every day Victoria and her colleagues work to make life better for the residents they serve who are living with dementia. For Victoria, her job is more than just a paycheck – it’s a calling. That’s why for the last two years in a row she took the lead on organizing a Capitol Lakes walk team in support of the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Organizing the walk is a big undertaking, but for me it’s a way to say to my residents – ‘your memories matter.’ I walk for them and for all the people who love them.”
In 2022 Victoria and her colleagues had an original goal to raise $5,000. The Capitol Lakes Foundation Board – impressed by Victoria’s initiative and dedicated to the cause – agreed to match the first $1,000 in gifts received. A Capitol Lakes resident also offered to match gifts. Altogether, Capitol Lakes’ Walk Team smashed their goal raising nearly $9,000 to provide care and support to those facing Alzheimer’s while funding research toward treatment, prevention, and a cure.
On October 2nd Victoria, her colleagues, and some Capitol Lakes residents met at Vel Phillips Memorial High School to put kindness into action by walking in solidarity with those who live with dementia.
Thank you for cultivating kindness through philanthropy, Victoria! #NSNCW