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 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Planning Committee! Do you have a knack for marketing? Connecting with businesses? Rallying others in your community for the cause? Use your passion to advance mission of the Association. Regardless of your […]

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Walk Plans Already Up and Running

On behalf of all those we serve, we can’t thank you enough, North Carolina, for your support of Walk to End Alzheimer’s in 2021. Together, we raised over $2.4 million for Alzheimer’s research care and support. The most ever collectively raised across the state! Now with 2021 successfully in the books, we are wasting no […]

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

The Alzheimer’s Association announced that its 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® – Charlotte has been ranked No. 12 in the nation out of the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2021 Top 30 Walks. The Charlotte Walk earned a spot among this ranking for the first time in 2016 and has gotten increasingly more successful since then, including moving […]

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Thank You Eastern North Carolina Chapter Walk Sponsors

Many thanks for the generous support from our local sponsors of the 2021 Walk To End Alzheimer’s® events! Local sponsors of Walk to End Alzheimer’s have a unique opportunity to impact the success of our event while displaying commitment to the local community. We are grateful for all returning and new sponsors, whose support allows […]

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Thank You Western Carolina Chapter Walk Sponsors

Many thanks for the generous support from our local sponsors of the 2021 Walk To End Alzheimer’s® events! Local sponsors of Walk to End Alzheimer’s have a unique opportunity to impact the success of our event while displaying commitment to the local community. We are grateful for all returning and new sponsors, whose support allows […]

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Keeping Faith and Fun Through Alzheimer’s Journey

“When you are a person of faith, you know and believe that God walks with us,” says Mike Queen of Wilmington, North Carolina. “God is with us in the celebration of life and the heartache of life…our faith didn’t change because of this diagnosis, and it won’t change as we go through it.” Mike Queen’s […]

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Father’s Work Ethic Lays the Foundation for Son’s Community Engagement

John Wesley Singleton, Sr. worked very hard most of his life.  “As long as I can remember he always had two jobs,” adds John Singleton, Jr.  of Kernersville, N.C. “He worked for a lock and key company in Philadelphia which is where we are from, and all four of my siblings were born.  Like a […]

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How to be a Kid at Heart — From a Grandfather to His Granddaughter

Jennifer O’Keefe begins remembering her grandfather John fondly as “the best person in the entire world.” Growing up, her parents would work through the summer, so Jennifer was dropped off at her grandparents house every morning to spend the day. “He was just a big kid,” Jennifer laughs remembering those vibrant, loud, and musical summers, […]

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Daughter Walks to the Tune of Her Mother’s Fight Song

“My mother, Mary Thomas, was my idol.  She was my best friend,” begins daughter Yvonne Young of Concord, North Carolina.  “She always had this saying, ‘If death wanted to come and get her, it would have to catch up to her, and then he would have to fight her.’ She wasn’t going down without a […]

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Constructing a Stronger Community

From the instant Monica Cortes McLean first came on board at McKee Homes, she knew she wanted to be directly involved in the company’s commitment to the Alzheimer’s Association. Hispanics/Latinos are about 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than older white Americans. As Monica is Panamanian and Chilean, this places her family at […]

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