Over 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and it is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. The Alzheimer’s Association is a volunteer-driven organization, and we are looking for passionate volunteers to serve on the planning committee for the 2021 Santa Cruz Walk to End Alzheimer's. We are looking for natural leaders, creative types, resourcefulness, people with a can-do attitude, a good sense of humor, willingness to step up and help out, and those who want to meet others who also care deeply about ending Alzheimer's. Whatever your talents, we have a role for you!
The full committee meets monthly from December through November, and we are actively seeking new members for 2021. We are currently meeting virtually until it's safe to do so in person.
In addition to the monthly meeting, Sub-Committees also meet once a month, and some activities can be completed on your own time.
Committees roles include:
Retention - Do you like to build relationships? Are you good at coaching? Like to make phone calls? Join us!
Recruitment - Are you a social butterfly with lots of connections? Work in the corporate world and have a huge number of connections on LinkedIn? This might be the committee for you!
Marketing - Are you a Social Media Influencer? Do you have connections in the media? Is writing your thing? We could use you!
Mission - Do you have a deep personal connection to Alzheimer's & Dementia? Want to share your story with others? Please help us bring awareness of Alzheimer's and our fight to end it by joining our Mission Committee.
Logistics - Are you a project manager? Are details your thing? Event planning in your blood? We can use your help!
Due to Covid-19, the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's was not held as a large gathering, but rather the walk was "Everywhere." In 2021 we hope to gather together again in some capacity, but we also anticipate some kind of hybrid event incorporating elements of the 2020 Walk.
About Alzheimer's Association, Northern CA and Northern NV
2290 N. First Street, Suite 101, San Jose, CA 95131, US
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision, A world without Alzheimer's disease.
We provide programs and support services for patients, families, caregivers, and others in the San Francisco Bay Area affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Outside the federal government, the Alzheimer's Association is the largest research funder in the country and offers advocacy opportunities to make public policy change.
Health & Medicine
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550 WATER STSANTA CRUZ, CA95060
February 1, 2021
Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
Event Planning / Management
The committee meets monthly for 60 - 90 minutes. Other meetings or activities can be 1 - 10 hours a month depending on your schedule and level of involvement.