Fourteen years ago, brothers Gregg and Bruce Johnson, now ages 50 and 53, founded the David K. Johnson Foundation when their father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 60.
“The foundation’s mission is to raise money and awareness to support a cure for Alzheimer’s and help families affected by providing resources and guidance throughout their journey,” said Bruce. The annual golf tournament is one of their largest fundraisers. This year it was held on Aug. 18 at Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut, Massachusetts. The event was completely sold out and raised more than $40,000, which will be allocated to Sanborn Place, Home Care & Day Services, where their father was well taken care of during his illness, as well as the David and Susan Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund and Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.
“Having fun is a basic part of life, one that individuals with Alzheimer’s and their family caregivers often miss,” said Gregg. “So we strive to make our fundraisers fun, which contributes to the success of the foundation and to the people it serves.”
For more information, visit www.dkjfoundation.org.