SOURCE: Travel Advantage Network

Travel Advantage Network

August 23, 2011 16:07 ET

Alzheimer's Association Receives $1,180 From Travel Advantage Network Employees

Baltimore-Area Company Encourages Employee Charity Involvement Each Month

MILLERSVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2011) - In July, employees of Travel Advantage Network (TAN), a wholesale vacation accommodations program, raised $1,180 in support of the Alzheimer's Association July's efforts as part of TAN's philanthropic tradition. Every month, a TAN employee chooses a charity to support, and rallies the rest of the company to raise funds for the cause.

Nikia Richmond, a Recruiter in Travel Advantage Network's Human Resources Department, championed the month-long fund-raiser. Employees supported the cause by participating in two pay-to-wear-jeans days, 50/50 raffle, cupcake sale, silent auction, and an Alzheimer's "Reason to Hope" bracelet sale -- with all proceeds going to the charity.

Richmond selected to support this charity because of her familiarity with Alzheimer's, her mother passed away from the disease. "As my mother's health declined, I began to research more and more on the disease, what to expect, and what options we had," stated Richmond. Currently there is no cure for the disease, but the money raised by TAN's employees has gone directly toward the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research. Richmond's advocacy doesn't end here; she will be participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's event this fall.

For more information about Travel Advantage Network and its monthly charitable efforts, please visit or the Travel Advantage Network Charity Blog.

Since 1992, TAN, a wholesale priced vacation accommodations program, has helped families and individuals create lifelong vacation memories. TAN is the proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau of Maryland's prestigious Torch Award for exemplifying high business standards and professional integrity, as well as the Maryland Chamber of Commerce's Philanthropy in Business Award for outstanding and innovative commitment to local and national charities. TAN is a recipient of SmartCEO Magazine's 2008 and 2009 Future 50 Award, recognizing the fastest growing companies in the greater Baltimore area.