Walk to End Alzheimer's Planning Committee, Volunteer
Alzheimer's Association Central and Western VA Chapter
The Harrisonburg Walk to End Alzheimer's 2021 Planning Committee is actively looking for volunteers to help move our mission of ending Alzheimer's forward. This opportunity at the time is virtual due to COVID-19.
Do you enjoy building relationships with those in your community? Do you enjoy networking and working with others? Contact Michelle LaRose, Development Manager for the Walk to End Alzheimer's to learn more about the Planning Committee Roles within The Walk to End Alzheimer's. We need your HELP now to educate the community about the Walk to End Alzheimer's is, how it benefits the local population, and how to get involved and partner with the Alzheimer's Association.
We look forward to hearing from you.
About Alzheimer's Association Central and Western VA Chapter
355 Rio Rd. W., Suite 102, Charlottesville, VA 22901, US
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our Vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.
Alzheimer's is a progressive and fatal disease, which is devastating our families, our finances and our future. As the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research, the Alzheimer's Association addresses this global crisis by providing education and support to the the millions who face dementia every day, while advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately a cure.
Nationally over $167 million committed to more than 500 best-in-class research projects in 27 countries. Nearly 300,000 calls made to our free 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900). Association donors and partners contributed to total revenues of $393 million. Over $98 million raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's research funding has more than quadrupled at the NIH since 2015 due to the dedication of the Association and thousands of advocates. Over $90million secured in state appropriations to advance local policies to improve the lives of all affected by dementia.
And in the Central and Western Virginia Chapter 2573 new people were served by our care and support staff and volunteers more than 4370. We supported 457 new people that attended our support groups all more than 1343 times.