Resident Mardell Mazza sticks a pie pan full of whipped cream in the face of Connie Engelken, certified medication aide.

On Dec. 27, 2016, Life Care Center of Seneca, Kansas, not only hosted its annual staff Christmas party – it also gave a resident the chance to shove a pie in the face of one of the associates.


It was all in good fun, and all for a great cause! During the weeks leading up to Christmas, the center hosted a contest to support the Seneca-area Coins for a Cause. The nonprofit provides financial assistance to families stricken with cancer or other illness who need help to pay for treatment.


This was the second year the building collected coins for the fundraiser.


Associates who were willing to get creamed had a jar set out with their names on it, and associates, residents and visitors voted with their change for who would get a pie in the face.


At the end of the collection, Connie Engelken, certified medication aide, had the most money in her jar, $134.35. Resident Mardell Mazza had the honor of putting a pie pan filled with whipped cream into her face. Mazza had requested to do this shortly after the 2015 contest.


“I was hesitant to do it because she is my friend, but I definitely enjoyed it,” said Mazza.


The facility raised more than $400 for this year’s Coins for a Cause