UNION — USC Union’s University 101 students raised more than $3,000 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
On Sept. 28, USC Union’s University 101 classes participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the third consecutive year. The university encourages community service projects, and University 101 instructor Bobby Holcombe selected this worthy cause.
“We are all unknowingly at risk for this disease,” Holcombe stated. “Alzheimer’s does not profile one specific region, race, age or gender. When it attacks, it strikes with vengeance. I want victims and caretakers to be aware of the services and resources that are offered to Union County residents.”
Holcombe referred to the Alzheimer’s Association of Spartanburg, located at 901 S. Pine St., Spartanburg. The program director, Joyce Finkle, advocates passionately on behalf of this cause and can be reached at (864) 542-9998 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. There is also a 24/7 toll-free Help Call Line: 1-800-272-3900. The Spartanburg Office serves Union, Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties. Union has a branch office located in the Health Department, at 115 Thomas Street, Union. The hours are 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and the number is (864) 441-9007.
This semester, USC Union’s University 101 raised $3,202.56 toward the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The total includes proceeds from the 2013 Miss USC Union Pageant which was held March 2013.
“I am pleased that USC Union University 101 — with the help of the community — continues to make such a significant contribution to help find a cure for this disease,” Holcombe said.
Out of 70 teams, University 101 placed 4th this year. The team has been in the top 10 each year since it began participating in 2011.
“With the community’s help, University 101 can continue to be in the top 10 and hopefully No. 1 in 2014!” Holcombe said.