Dot Foods Alzheimer’s Campaign 2021 is Underway
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Dot Foods is on track to cross the $1 million mark in total donations to the Alzheimer's Association.

For the past five years, employees across our Dot Foods locations have worked together to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association, an organization near and dear to us. Robert Tracy (RT), our co-founder, lost his life to the disease in 2006.

 

Our sixth annual companywide campaign is running from June 1-July 31. Dot employees can check their email and contact their HR manager to learn how to donate. July 31 is the last day employees can submit their donation forms. We will match all employee donations, as well as any donations made to Alz.org/DotFoods before October 31, dollar for dollar.

 

Our fundraising is the biggest way we make an impact for finding a cure. Dot ranks number one among all companies in per capita fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association, bringing in over $985,000 for the organization. Last year, even with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, our company was able to raise close to $150,000. Dot Foods St. Louis also received the Corporate Champion award from the Greater Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

In addition to raising money, we make an effort to educate our employees about this disease, sharing both facts and personal stories. Dot Foods St. Louis kicked off their campaign with guest speaker Lyah LeFlore-Ituen, an accomplished television and film executive, producer, music supervisor, and author. She shared her experiences as a caregiver for her dad and mom, a notable jazz musician and poet laureate, respectively. Some locations, such as Dot Foods Georgia, have held trivia night fundraisers to test employees’ knowledge of the disease.

 

Dot Foods Mt. Sterling employees have several opportunities to support the cause. Paper flowers and t-shirts will be for sale in the lobby with proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association. On June 24, Dot-owned restaurant Hagel 1891 will be donating 40 percent of lunch sales to the organization. Several locations participate in their local Walk to End Alzheimer’s event.

 

Lindsey Poland, co-chair of Dot’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Committee, shares her connection with this cause:

 

I, like so many others, have been personally impacted by Alzheimer’s. I worry about my parents, my husband and me, and future generations. I truly feel like we’re on the edge of a cure and want to stay connected to helping advance research and treatment. Dot and our employees are so generous; it’s incredible to see how we support the Association year-after-year.

How Can You Help?
  • Dot employees can sign up to donate by July 31. Please reach out to your HR manager for more information and a form.
  • Anyone can donate to our Walk to End Alzheimer’s team page at Alz.org/DotFoods before October 31 and have their contribution matched dollar for dollar.
  • Exercise for a good cause by joining or creating a team for Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Dot Foods teams can be found here.