CORPORATE COMMUNITY KICKING OFF WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S IN N.C.

Join us to celebrate the power of company and community partnerships with Walk to End Alzheimer’s in North Carolina. All kickoffs are virtual and can be joined from anywhere online or via phone. RSVP is encouraged for all events. Tuesday, August 4, 2020 | 8-9 AMSpeakers: Katherine Lambert, CEO, Alzheimer’s Association – WNC Chapter and […]

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AVID GOLFER’S FAMILY TAKES A SWING AGAINST ALZHEIMER’S

If there is one thing Pinehurst, N.C. is known for it is golf, having hosted a number of prestigious golf tournaments including U.S. Open Championships, the U.S. Women’s Open, a PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup. Pinehurst resident, Marge Swierz remembers her husband John as a “very calm, relaxed person… he was fun to be […]

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Family’s Fight Against Dementia Becomes Blessing IN Disguise

Enjoying coconut cupcakes and bacon for breakfast, drinking a nightly ‘inch’ wine and listening to the tunes of legendary crooners Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, these memories of Ellie Mae Franks are forever engraved on the hearts of Kelly and Doug Ramsay. “We were living in South Florida when we realized my mom had developed […]

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Alamance Pastor Raises Awareness in His Community

Jimmie Burgess grew up listening to his grandmother preach. Her extensive knowledge of the Bible is actually what alerted her family to the first signs of her developing dementia. Jimmie recalls that she would “get to the sermon and get flustered.” Her sermons would “lose a coherent and clear direction.” Jimmie’s grandfather stepped up resolutely […]

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Passion and Perseverance provide hope in one n.C. town

“Anything is possible if you have enough nerve,” once said British author and Harry Potter creator JK Rowling.  Allison Hemrick, Community Outreach Provider for Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care of Mt. Airy, NC, tends to agree as it relates to her journey thus far in heightening the awareness of Alzheimer’s and other forms of […]

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Gastonia Family has many flowers in their garden

When Cindy Welch looks to Walk day, she pinpoints the Promise Garden as her favorite element. Through colored flowers, the Promise Garden represents the diverse reasons participants have gathered to participate. She always loves the visual of all the community’s flowers joining together. Cindy takes her flower home and proudly displays it in front of […]

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As plans pivot, community members get creative for the longest day

Traditionally, leading up to and culminating on June 20 – the summer solstice and the day with the most light – people from across the world have come together for The Longest Day to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through a fundraising activity of their choice. This year, participants are transforming their plans and will […]

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Alzheimer’s Association to Host Virtual Town Halls during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

The Alzheimer’s Association is partnering with a slate North Carolina public officials, to host NC Advocacy Virtual Town Halls during June, recognized as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. With all the uncertainty during these ever-changing times, we are grateful that our leaders are at the forefront of this epidemic and willing to share their support. […]

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