Dear North Carolina Alzheimer’s Association Volunteers,
Thank you! The past several years have presented all of us with many hurdles and the need for adaptation, and YOU, our volunteers, have risen to the challenge! Across the country and here in North Carolina, Alzheimer’s Association volunteers have delivered critical support and education, raised funds, and advocated for Alzheimer’s to help achieve our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. While so much has changed, one thing hasn’t: our gratitude and appreciation for our volunteer partners who have chosen to give their time and energy helping those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementia. In partnership with our staff, you have expanded our reach and deepened our impact in local communities, and provided personalized support to those impacted by the disease. THANK YOU on behalf of those we serve; we are grateful to each of you who have moved our mission forward with your passion and commitment.
We hope your volunteer experience as an Association partner, although different, has been rewarding, enjoyable, and worthwhile. We rely on volunteers like you across all pillars of our organization: from our special events to our care and support, advocacy, operations, and office support; volunteers are the lifeline of our organization.
As communities begin safely reopening, we are excited at the prospect of seeing you face to face once again. The health and safety of you, our volunteers and constituents, remain our driver as we assess the risks and safety of all in returning to full in-person engagement..
The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia
— by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. We are grateful for your heart to serve during this year of continued uncertainty. Thank you for your response to the call to serve and for your unwavering support of our vision: A world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.
We look forward to another year of work alongside you.
Katherine L. Lambert
CEO, Western Carolina Chapter
Executive Director, Eastern North Carolina Chapter
P.S. During National Volunteer Week (April 17-23) we are taking a moment to celebrate all of you who are volunteers (or potential volunteers!) here in North Carolina for the Association. You are invited to join us for Cheers for Volunteers on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 6:00-6:30 p.m. We also are proud to be spotlighting our volunteers, their inspiring stories and contributions in the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia on our Western Carolina Facebook and our Eastern North Carolina Facebook pages daily during the week. RSVP HERE.