Mustang Creek Estates of Sachse, a senior living community, is putting on its purple attire as the residents and team members are joining forces with the Alzheimer’s Association for this year’s Longest Day fundraiser on Thursday, June 21to raise money and awareness about Alzheimer’s disease. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the senior living community will host a bake sale that will be open to the public. The sweet treats will be made with love by the senior residents, volunteers, staff and family members. The residents, along with the volunteers, will be using family recipes and making more cookies throughout the day to ensure they don’t run out. The fundraiser is held annually on the summer solstice (the longest day of the year) because the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with Alzheimer’s disease. The bake sale will be held at Mustang Creek Estates of Sachse (3900 Ranch Rd in Sachse, House B) and those who can’t attend but would still like to donate to the team can do so on act.alz.org/tld and choose team MCE Sachse.
“We are excited to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease,” said Sharon Flowers, executive director of Mustang Creek Estates of Sachse. “There are so many people in this country, including some of our residents and family members, who are affected by this extremely progressive disease in one way or another, and we believe it’s important to participate in activities like The Longest Day. We were thinking about different ways to commemorate this event, and we decided to connect the bake sale with a fun baking activity for our residents. I appreciate everyone who decides to participate and help us fight this deadly disease.”
Alzheimer’s disease is a global epidemic, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. It is also the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with more than five million people living with the disease and 47 million people worldwide suffering from dementia. These numbers are stunning, and the team at Mustang Creek Estates of Sachse plans to continue their partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association this fall during the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
During the bake sale, members of the public can come visit the senior living community, buy the baked goodies and take fun photos in a photo booth with props provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. The staff members will also share information and answer any questions about living at Mustang Creek Estates and senior living in general.
“We want to encourage everyone to participate in The Longest Day by coming to our bake sale because every donation makes a difference,” said Flowers. “We look forward to opening our doors to the local community during this one-of-a-kind fundraiser. We plan to participate in The Longest Day annually and hope we motivate others to do the same.”
Mustang Creek Estates – whose mission is to provide seniors with high-quality residential-style assisted living and memory care at an affordable price – has additional locations in Allen, Frisco, Burleson and Keller.