Balancing Life Amidst the Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease

“After being together for 33 years, that was the first time I had ever seen my husband cry,” recalls Jeanette Martinez of Jacksonville, NC.  William ‘Willie’ Martinez, 55, had just been diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009.  While this news understandably shook the Martinez family to its core, Jeanette knew she needed to be […]

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One Woman’s Journey Becomes a Call to Her Own Community

‘Clarity – Capacity – Cure’ – is the motto that Charlotte resident Joyce Gottlieb has relied upon since her mother Bessie Ledbetter was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. “Mom’s behavior became out of character for her about ten years ago,” shares Joyce. “This disease can really sneak up on the individual living with it as well as […]

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Mama’s Family Honors THEIR Wonder Woman

While she may not have worn the razor-sharp boomerang tiara, the deflective bracelets of victory or the golden lasso of truth, Sylvia Brown was ‘Wonder Woman’ in her own regard. Raising seven children of her own, and embracing the loving support roles of grandmother to 17 grandchildren and great-grandmother to 31 great grand-children, her position […]

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The Queen Family Holds Court to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

Nelson and Charlotte Queen are unfortunately no strangers to Alzheimer’s disease. Surrounded by this “dragon”, their Walk to End Alzheimer’s team “The Queen’s Court” honors many family members on both sides of their family that have passed away fighting this disease. Besides a play on their last name, Nelson explains that this comparison extends further: […]

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Be Dressed Head to Toe in Purple For Walk To End Alzheimer’s

Now is a great time to purple up for Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Check out what you can earn by fundraising, but don’t delay. Our BONUS shoelaces and socks are only available until August 31! Check out our Virtual Fundraising Guide to see some great ideas. Raise $100 – get your Walk to End Alzheimer’s […]

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR N.C. WALK PEP RALLIES

Save the date! Join us online for our Walk to End Alzheimer’s Pep Rallies taking place across North Carolina. The world may look a little different right now, but one thing hasn’t changed: our commitment to ending Alzheimer’s disease. While this year’s event will not be a large, in-person gathering, we are still walking on […]

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ASHEVILLE FAMILY COWBOYS UP FOR CORKY

“Walk isn’t just an event, it’s a movement,” shares Kevin McRae of Asheville, North Carolina.  “When I heard someone use that phrase during one of our recent Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee meetings, it really struck a chord with me.”  Kevin’s father Harold ‘Corky’ McRae sadly succumbed to the disease in 2017, and their family […]

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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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