We are endlessly grateful to our volunteers for giving their time to better the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Our volunteers are truly the heart of the Alzheimer’s Association here in North Carolina.
In honor of National Volunteer Week 2022, we’ll be spotlighting a different volunteer from our Chapter each day. Today we are featuring…
CHAPEL HILL, NC
What brought you to volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association?
My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and battled for 10 years before she passed away. I didn’t know much about this disease until she was diagnosed. I wanted to help educate people about Alzheimer’s disease, and to help find a cure. I realized that many people do not know many things about the symptoms, how many people this effects or how to treat people with Alzheimer’s disease It is terrible to watch a loved one suffer with Alzheimer’s disease.
What volunteer role(s) do you have with the Association?
What do you enjoy most about your volunteer role?
I enjoy raising awareness. I have a Bingo fundraisers where I use Alzheimer’s facts on the BINGO card, it is not only fun to play but educational too. I was able to get my family involved in volunteering too, so we get to work and spend time together.
What piece of your role do you feel makes the biggest impact?
My work with Walk to End Alzheimer’s has brought more awareness to the disease with the wide range of events we held all over the Triangle.
If someone were considering volunteering with the Association, what would you say to them?
Yes! Come and help us raise money and awareness and help people. There are so many different ways to volunteer, what ever your passion or skills are, we can find a position for you that you will enjoy! You meet a great group of people and have FUN doing it!
THANK YOU, MAUREEN.
Volunteers truly help move our mission forward. Interested in becoming a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association in NC?
Visit alz.org/get-involved-now/volunteer or call 800-272-3900.