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Citrus County Walk Aware for Alzheimer’s 2018 earns over $30,000

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on December 20, 2018

The Alzheimer’s Family Organization has announced that Citrus County Walk Aware for Alzheimer’s 2018, which took place in Floral City on October 20, 2018, had gross earnings of $30,101.43 with a net charitable donation of $27,659.27.

“We are very excited about these results,” said AFO Executive Director Kathleen Casella Winters, “which represent more than a 20 percent increase in revenue and net earnings over our inaugural Citrus County Walk in 2017.”

Winters continued, “The support we have received throughout Citrus County has been very gratifying.  In addition to the financial contribution received by the AFO, we must also acknowledge the more than $11,000 in value we received from in-kind support and services from individuals and Citrus County businesses.  In-kind support is important because it has enabled us to keep our expenses very low.”

“Our out-of-pocket expenses to promote and administer the Walk came to less than $2,500, giving us an expense-to-revenue ratio of only eight percent!  This means that for every dollar generated, 92 cents comes direct to the AFO, which we will use to support caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia in Citrus and neighboring west-central Florida counties,” said Winters.

Winters announced that plans have already begun for next year’s Walk, which will take place again in Floral City on October 19, 2019.  She said, “There is little doubt that the special ambiance of beautiful Floral City, and the support we have received from the Floral City Heritage Council, have contributed enormously to the success of the Citrus County Walk.  We consider it a privilege to help promote tourism in Citrus County while we enjoy and benefits of the Old Florida quality of this scenic community.”

The Alzheimer’s Family Organization is a regional non-profit charity that receives no support from state or federal governments.  It relies entirely on the generosity of its members and funds generated at special events throughout its eight-county service area.  For more information about the AFO, see its web site at


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