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Care Initiatives Hospice doctor helps to raise funds for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming up this Sunday.

But one group is already in the fundraising mode.

Dr. Michael Jennings, a medical director for Care Initiatives Hospice, agreed to be “arrested” Tuesday until he could come up with $300 in bail money.

That money is part of the fundraising effort of Care Initiatives Hospice employees, as they prepare to walk together in the annual Walk to End Alzheimers.

So far, the team has assembled 20 people who plan to participate this weekend.

Having the boss “arrested” is one way to show commitment to the cause.

“We are unique. (laughs) We wanted to do something a little bit different. Y’know you hear of all the same fundraisers over and over again and luckily we could come up with something that was a little bit unique. And that Dr. Jennings was willing to be a part of,” said Megan Juilfs, Care Initiatives Hospice Rep.

By the way, Dr. Jennings posted his own bail money.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s happens this Sunday at the Sioux City Riverfront, near the Hilton Garden Inn.

Registration for the event begins at 2 p.m., and the walk gets underway at 3:30 p.m.

Travis Hoffer

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