BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 7, 2022--
Cross Country Healthcare, a South Florida-based tech-enabled workforce solutions platform and advisory firm, will join the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida chapter as a 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® sponsor.
On Sunday, November 13, participants will walk to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their reasons for ending the disease.
“Cross Country is proud to sponsor and support the 2022 South Florida Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said John A. Martins, President, and CEO of Cross Country Healthcare. “Working in partnership with important community organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association will help us to make strides in research and education and provide critical resources for individuals and caregivers whose lives are affected by this disease.”
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease – a leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Florida, 580,000 are living with the disease.
“In Palm Beach County alone, more than 52,000 of our neighbors, friends and family members are living with Alzheimer's, a disease that has no cure or effective treatment,” said Tracey Wekar-Paige, executive director for the Alzheimer's Association Southeast Florida Chapter. “The Alzheimer's Association has supported more than 102 research projects across Florida and thousands globally as we discover more about this disease daily. None of this would be possible without the support of organizations like Cross Country Healthcare.”
To register and receive the latest updates for this year’s Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit alz.org/Boca.
ABOUT CROSS COUNTRY HEALTHCARE
Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCRN) is a market-leading tech-enabled workforce solutions platform and advisory firm with 36 years of industry experience and insight. We solve complex labor-related challenges for customers while providing high-quality outcomes and exceptional patient care. As a multi-year Best of Staffing® award winner, we are committed to an exceptionally high level of service to our clients, our homecare, education, and clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals. Our locum tenens line of business, Cross Country Locums, has been certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the leader in healthcare accreditation, since 2001. We are the first publicly traded staffing firm to obtain The Joint Commission Certification, which we still hold with a Letter of Distinction.
Cross Country Healthcare is rated as the top staffing and recruiting employer for women by InHerSights, and CertifiedTM by Great Place to Work®. For two consecutive years, we have received the Top Workplaces USA award and were recently recognized as a recipient of the Top Workplaces Award for Innovation and Leadership by Energage. We have a history of investing in diversity, equality, and inclusion as a key component of the organization’s overall corporate social responsibility program, closely aligned with its core values to create a better future for its people, communities, and its stockholders.
Copies of this and other news releases and additional information about the Company can be obtained online at crosscountryhealthcare.com/press-room.
The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.
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Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Alzheimer's Association Florida Chapters
Media Relations Manager
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