What an extraordinary year!
On behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina — our dedicated volunteers, staff, and the Alzheimer’s community in our amazing state, we want to extend our sincerest holiday greetings to you. Thank each and every one of you for all that you have done to support us as we continue our work toward our mission: to lead 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.
Once again, this year demanded more from us than we ever expected, yet again you showed up in tremendous ways for those served by our mission. Because of you we were able to successfully and passionately reach even more people through our care and support services, volunteer efforts and fundraising initiatives.
Below are some highlights that exemplify the numerous ways you helped us execute and advance our mission in 2022:
- Research – Currently, the Association is investing over $310 million in 950 projects in 48 countries. This investment includes Wake Forest University as the Alzheimer’s Association’s highest funded institution.
- Information & Referral – More than 1,900 North Carolinians utilized the 24/7 Helpline service.
- Education, Training & Support Groups – More than 7,300 individuals across the state participated in virtual, on-demand, and in-person education programs and support groups.
- Advocacy – Helped secure a $289 million increase for Alzheimer’s disease research, bringing federal funding at the National Institutes of Health to $3.5 billion.
- Funding the Mission – More than 9,700 participated in Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day across North Carolina, collectively raising $2.7 million for the fight against Alzheimer’s.
With gratitude and warmest wishes this holiday season,
KATHERINE L. LAMBERT
CEO, Western Carolina Chapter
Regional Leader for NC, SC and GA
Executive Director, Eastern North Carolina Chapter
P.S. We know that the holidays are often filled with opportunities for togetherness, sharing, laughter and memories. But they can also bring stress, disappointment and sadness. A person living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia may feel a special sense of loss during the holidays because of the changes he or she has experienced. At the same time, caregivers may feel overwhelmed maintaining traditions while providing care. With that in mind, here are some tips and information on navigating the holidays and Alzheimer’s. And as always, our dementia care experts are available to you 24/7 at 800.272.3900.
2 thoughts on “Warm Holiday Wishes from North Carolina Staff”
How can I get involved in the association . I am in Robeson County and we do not have a local
Organization at this time.
Great to hear from you Jean. Our Eastern North Carolina Chapter is still serving Robeson County, and we’d love to connect about engagement with our efforts. We’ll reach out soon via the email address we have for you to chat more. Thanks for the continued interest!