Smash Out Alzheimer’s Foundation has been established as the official charity of Right at Home of Central New Jersey.
For many years, Beth Sholom, owner and executive director of Right at Home – who is the founder and CEO of the Smash Out Alzheimer’s Foundation – has raised money for various Alzheimer’s charities in order to find a cure for Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases, according to information provided by the company.
She has organized and hosted two “Smash Out Alzheimer’s” events, the first in 2017 and the second in 2019. Both events included decorating pumpkins, gift baskets that were auctioned off, refreshments, pumpkin smashing, live music, and local vendors and artisans selling seasonal and holiday merchandise.
The end result of both events was not only raising awareness of the need for more research into finding a cure for Alzheimer’s but – thanks to all who attended, donated, participated and entertained – raising many thousands of dollars which was donated to Alzheimer’s New Jersey, according to the statement.
Prior to both of Smash Out Alzheimer’s events, the group completed in-person and online fundraisers, including partnering with such companies as Yankee Candle, Pampered Chef and LuLaRoe.
This past summer, the “Shed the COVID-19” fundraising event asked participants to commit to donating $1 for every pound they lost over a 2-month period, with all monies being donated to Alzheimer’s New Jersey.
Because so many of Right at Home of Central New Jersey’s past and present clients suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, Sholom decided to form a 501c3 tax-exempt organization to be able to raise funds for Alzheimer’s-related organizations on an ongoing basis all year long, according to the statement.
For more information, visit rightathome.net