Washington HS DECA Supports the Alzheimer’s Association

Submitted by Buck Nelson

WHS DECA continued their commitment to helping the Alzheimer’s Association find a cure this year. Recently, WHS DECA’s sponsors Buck Nelson and Maryellen Coburn educated their students about the disease and the students decided to act. The DECA students created paper elephants, the Alzheimer’s Association’s mascot, to sell for $1 on campus and throughout the community. Over 135 students participated in selling the elephants.

In addition the WHS DECA program raised money by doing a bowl-a-thon and through both events raised over $2000. The 2 week effort culminated when members of the WHS DECA program participated in the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” in Downtown Phoenix on Saturday November 5th. The WHS DECA program has raised over $5000 in 5 years working with the Alzheimer’s Association and the money is used for research and family support.