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West Virginia Junior College Raises Funds for Alzheimer’s Association

Students at the Charleston campus of West Virginia Junior College wear purple to show support of World Alzheimer’s Action Month.

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter to raise funds in support of World Alzheimer’s Action Month and the Walk for Memories, which will be held in Charleston in late October.

The school hosted a “GO PURPLE” day to show their support. They sold pizzas, graciously donated from Papa John’s Pizza, and sold homemade baked goods. Additionally, they raffled gift baskets and accepted donations from individuals willing to give for the cause.

The day raised funds which exceeded the WVJC Walk Team’s goal!

Laurel Kirksey of the Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter visited the campus to speak to students in healthcare programs at WVJC. Students left the presentation energized and excited to help the cause.

“Our students were so excited to get involved for such a great cause,” said Kayla Donathan, career management director for West Virginia Junior College Charleston Campus. “It was great to see them dress in purple to show their support and learn so much from the Alzheimer’s Association representative who came to speak to them. West Virginia Junior College is not only excited, but proud to be a part of the Charleston community to help make a difference.”

For more information about the WVJC Walk To End Alzheimer’s Team or to donate, you can contact Kayla Donathan at kdonathan@wvjc.edu or 304-345-2820.

For more information on graduation rates, median debt of students who have completed their programs, and other important information, please visit our website at www.wvjc.edu/charleston-programs. Our programs are equal opportunity employer/programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.