Local Volunteer Goes Live to End Alzheimer’s

Connecting on a personal level during this pandemic is often challenging. Wireless internet connections make for choppy videos and phone calls lack the visual often associated with comfort. When remembering her grandmother Kathryn, however, Richfield, N.C. resident Jenn LaVance’s voice rings true with a clear smile. Her joy is palpable. “She was an amazing, strong […]

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Regional Discussion to Highlight Latest in Alzheimer’s Research

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions and, ultimately, a cure. The Alzheimer’s Association funds independent researchers worldwide through our International Research Grant Program. Currently, the Association is investing over $208 million in 590 active best-of-field projects in 31 countries. Our grants […]

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Walk Volunteer Parties Kick Off Across North Carolina

Interested in volunteer opportunities to help support the mission of your Alzheimer’s Association here in North Carolina? Consider joining a Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee! Do you have a knack for marketing? Connecting with businesses? Rallying others for the cause? Use your passion to advance the cause. Regardless of your schedule or if you are unsure […]

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Cabaret event to honor the music of Tony Bennett and the Alzheimer’s Association

Celebrating the marvelous voice and songs of Tony Bennett who bravely announced he is living with Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Association chapters across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia are hosting a special virtual event exclusively for registered participants of The Longest Day. Raise or self-donate $100+ from Feb. 22 through Mar. 5 in order to […]

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Brighten your view with a Promise Garden window cling

We’re moving forward with plans to host the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in person again this fall, and we’re excited to kick off the 2021 Walk season with an extra special challenge! As we look forward to spring, brighten your view with a Walk window cling! For the next month, Feb. 21 – […]

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All Paws in to ENDALZ

“Dad loved fishing,” shares Brenda Childs of Durham, NC.  “He was one of nine children, so we had a large extended family. When we were younger, many of us would go to Myrtle Beach pier fishing together each October.” In addition to fishing, Brenda’s father, Jack Hodges, enjoyed spending the days working in his garden and […]

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Local Volunteer Finds ‘The Perfect Recipe’ to Create Happiness

To Addie Kirby, it wasn’t the awe-inspiring anecdote others bring to their role as a volunteer at the Alzheimer’s Association. No. It was a simple Facebook post. “I wish I could make up some story, but it was a quote on Facebook about the recipe to a happy life,” Kirby said. Late in 2019, she […]

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Two Walk to End Alzheimer’s Events in N.C. Ranked Among Top 30 Walks Nationwide

The Alzheimer’s Association has announced that two walks in North Carolina have ranked among the top 30 walk events nationwide. The 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® – Charlotte has been ranked No. 17 and the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® – Triangle (Raleigh-Durham) has been ranked No. 29. Despite the fundraising hurdles that befell most nonprofits this […]

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Target Corporation Partnership Supports Local Alzheimer’s Communities

We are honored and excited to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target. And you have the chance to help direct a portion of Target’s donation to us! Now through March 31, 2021 vote for us through the Target Circle program to help […]

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Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis: 3 Part Series

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina, this virtual three-part series provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the […]

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