The Pine Run and Lakeview pastry chefs enthusiastically created fluffy and flavorful varieties of cupcakes all for the cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
Hundreds of cupcakes were displayed and devoured on the Pine Run and Lakeview campuses on Wednesday, June 21. Recipes for the sweet treats, and resources for the fundraiser, were provided by FLIK Lifestyles, a senior living food service company.
“Our dining team worked together to create these delicious cupcakes using fresh ingredients including the blueberries that tinted the frosting,” said Lakeview cook Leanne Kennedy.
Many participants, including Pine Run Villagers, residents, family members and associates donned purple to honor those touched by Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Association is commemorating June as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. The special slate of events culminated symbolically with the longest day of the year on June 21, the summer solstice.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is the nation’s sixth leading cause of death and the only one of the top 10 killers that has no cure and can’t be prevented or even slowed. This devastating disease impacts more than 400,000 Pennsylvanians, and new statistics from the CDC show that Alzheimer’s deaths in the United States have increased by more than 50% in the past 15 years.