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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Seeking Streamers to help #ENDALZ

While some of us may not know how to turn on a gaming console let alone consider ourselves to be streamers or gamers, we probably all know someone who lives for it! Maybe it’s your grandson or best friend or co-worker. Invite them to show off their skills and help us #ENDALZ. We’re calling all […]

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Local Law Professional Steps Up to Coach Fight to #EndAlz

Durham resident Devon Newton started playing football when he was four years old. The sport stayed with him through high school; he even coached his college team (although he jokingly admits you wouldn’t be impressed with this if you knew where he went to college). Devon has a passion for the game that is honest […]

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N.C. Building Their Field of Teams for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

We need you to join our Field of Teams!  To show our appreciation, we’re launching a special challenge. Register as a Walk to End Alzheimer’s® team captain & make a donation between May 8-26 and you’ll receive a FREE #ENDALZ hat.  To be eligible, simply start a new team or restart a returning team & donate by May 26th! […]

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A call for North Carolina to get moving together

Let’s face it, we’ve all had too much couch time, Netflix binging, and snacks recently.  With that in mind, we’re kicking off The Longest Day MOVEment Challenge.  We’re inviting all of North Carolina to join some activity good for our body and brain health.  Doesn’t matter whether you run in your neighborhood, on your treadmill, clip […]

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Date Change Doesn’t Slow Down RivALZ Veteran, Tamara

The Alzheimer’s Association recently announced that due to guidance from local public health agencies regarding COVID-19, the 2020 RivALZ- Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh (RivALZ Raleigh) flag football game fundraiser originally planned for June 13, but has been rescheduled for October 3. But that’s not halting Tamara Friend, member of the RivALZ Raleigh planning committee, who […]

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National Volunteer Week 2020 — A Thanks from NC Leadership

Dear Association Volunteers in NC, On behalf of all we serve, thank you for all you do for us as a volunteer.  We are grateful for you all year, but wanted to pause during Volunteer Appreciation Week to express special appreciation. This year in particular, your true spirit and resilience in light of the COVID-19 […]

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