Rockin' for Alzheimer's to support PADS
Numerous teams plan to rock the night away tonight to help raise money for PADS, the Porterville Adult Day Services program, during its annual Rockin’ for Alzheimer’s rockathon.
The rocking chair-athon event begins at 5 p.m. today and runs through 5 p.m. Saturday at Porterville Adult Day Services, 227 E. Oak Ave.
The participants will be treated to free food, drinks, movies, games and prizes for 24 hours. They will also participate in sporadic team competitions.
During the event, a rocker, or stuffed-animal representative, must be on the rocking chair for the full 24 hours.
“Our goal this year is to raise $25,000,” said Kayla Muller, program director at PADS.
The annual fundraiser supports people in the community who have Alzheimer’s disease or other related forms of dementia, and the caregivers.
The teams — a minimum of five rockers per team — were responsible for obtaining monetary pledges for each hour rocked. The sponsors pledged a dollar amount per each hour rocked.
The dollar amount then went towards the individual team member’s $30 registration fee.
In addition, each team also obtained a team sponsor for $125.
The public is invited to visit PADS Friday and/or Saturday to watch the rockers, volunteer to sit in, drop off pledges or gift money to a favorite team, at PADS, 227 E. Oak Ave.