Alzheimer’s Association to Host Virtual Town Hall Events to Highlight NC policy priorities

The Alzheimer’s Association is partnering with a slate of North Carolina public officials, to host our first-ever NC Advocacy Virtual Town Halls! 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. These live interactive virtual programs will […]

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Susan Walks in the Sand to Honor Her Father on The Longest Day

Susan Spivock Smith, an Emerald Isle resident, remembers her father as an active and devoted father and grandfather.  “He was just a great, fun guy,” Susan says. “He liked dancing and music and coaching baseball. He was very social and never met anybody he didn’t know and like.” But around four years ago, Susan’s dad […]

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Alzheimer’s Association to Host Signature Events Expo Virtually on March 28

The Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting a virtual expo for the public to learn more about its two signature fundraising events to support the organization’s mission. The 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day Expo will take place virtually on Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 – 10:30 AM. The health and safety of […]

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Elizabeth Plays Flag Football for the First Time to Honor Her Father

Two years ago, Elizabeth Reinstein was a normal college student at East Carolina University, worried about finals and finishing her senior year. But when she graduated, her whole life changed. Her father, Jay, who she describes as her sports-watching buddy and “best friend,” was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease. He was only 57. “It hit […]

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Henry Cycles to Raise Awareness for Alzheimer’s

Years ago, Henry Edmonds was a pastor in Durham when his wife’s father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  “He was a very outgoing person,” Henry says of his father-in-law. “He was very active in the church, acting as a member of the deacon board and singing in the choir.”  But once his Alzheimer’s began progressing, […]

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Tim Pedals Forward in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Last June, Tim Snider hopped on his bicycle and rode 127 miles through Guilford County. It was the longest ride he’d ever completed in his life.  But it wasn’t just a normal day of cycling for him. It was an event to honor his mom, Tamra, who had been diagnosed with dementia in 2014.  “I […]

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Dawn Plays for Her Father Who Was Once Her #1 Fan

When Dawn Cocker first joined RivALZ – Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh, she was just looking for a way to stay active while giving back to her community. RivALZ is a volunteer-driven flag football fundraiser where two teams of young professional women (and men) are organized around age-old rivalries – East vs. West, Blondes vs. Brunettes, […]

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A Night to Remember Cocktail Party for Alzheimer’s Being Held in Raleigh May 30

UPDATE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines from the CDC, this event has unfortunately been canceled. We will have other great opportunities to connect this summer and we will be in touch with ticket holders in the near future. For updates on our supporting events for the Oct. 3 game day […]

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Katie Remembers Her Father through Memorable Events in His Honor

Growing up, Katie Church’s dad, David Moore, was her hero. He worked as a pediatrician, and Katie remembers doing rounds with him at the hospital on Saturday mornings.  “People used to ask me what I wanted to do when I grew up,” Katie says. “I would say I just want to be like my dad.”  […]

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Charlotte Ranked Among Top 30 Walks Nationwide

The Alzheimer’s Association announced that its 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® – Charlotte has been ranked No. 19 in the nation out of the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 Top 30 Walks. The Charlotte Walk earned a spot among this ranking for the first time in 2016 and held the No. 23 spot in 2017 and 2018. […]

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