Each fall, the Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter hosts a series of Town Halls across Washington State and northern Idaho. These community events are a unique opportunity for constituents to hear from and ask questions of local leaders about public policy related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Here are few of topics being covered at our Town Halls this year: Increases to Research Funding The … Continue reading Public Policy Town Halls 2018
By Senator Patty Murray Traveling around Washington state, I’ve heard from many families about the devastating effect Alzheimer’s has on their lives. Each individual story is heartbreaking, and unfortunately each story is one of many such heartbreaks being caused by this terrible disease. A few years ago this disease was the 3rd leading cause of death in Washington, and today there are an estimated 100,000 seniors … Continue reading Why I Fight for Families Fighting Alzheimer’s
Editor’s Note: Registration is open for 2018 Advocacy Day. Join the fight against Alzheimer’s in Olympia! By Rep. Rick Larsen It’s a great pleasure for me to be here. I just live up on the hill, not too far from here, and I heard all this noise going on so I came down here to see what was going on. Turns out, there is a … Continue reading Join the Fight Against Alzheimer’s: Rep. Rick Larsen
By Noah Hummel My name is Noah Hummel. I’m a senior at Peninsula High School and a member of HOSA – Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America. HOSA is a national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. I’m very interested in the medical field and wanted to do a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association. My … Continue reading Alzheimer’s – Why Finding a Cure is Important to Me
Editor’s Note: State and National efforts to combat Alzheimer’s will be discussed at our Town Hall series starting in October. Raise your voice, attend a Town Hall near you! By Congresswoman Suzan DelBene Medicine is changing rapidly. Innovations in precision medicine, immunotherapy, population health and genomics are dramatically transforming the outlook for hundreds of heartbreaking conditions — including Alzheimer’s. But to harness the full potential … Continue reading Harnessing the Future of Medicine
Editor’s Note: We’re less than a month away from the start of the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s season. Register at alz.org/walk! By Julia Leonard Mardell Xavier remembers her mother’s lifelong passion for photography – especially taking photos of family and friends. “She loved to take photographs of everyone and everything she did. I have boxes and boxes of her old photographs, and I was … Continue reading To Support a Community: Why I Walk
We are happy to announce our Totally Awesome Total Eclipse Team Challenge Week! Every day the week of August 14-21, your Walk to End Alzheimer’s team will be challenged to eclipse the competition and knock the lights out of Alzheimer’s! Prizes will be awarded daily, and details of the challenge will be announced via email and social media. Be sure to watch for details starting August 14! But for … Continue reading Join the Totally Awesome Total Eclipse Challenge!
Editor’s Note: There are 16 Walks to End Alzheimer’s in Washington and Northern Idaho in 2017. Register today at alz.org/walk By Julia Leonard Bob Kaftan always admired his mother for her analytical abilities. “She was a human calculator,” Bob recalls. “She could add, subtract and divide faster than anybody else in the family. She was very good with mathematics and very good at keeping things orderly.” Bob … Continue reading For a Human Calculator: Why I Walk
Editor’s Note: There are 16 Walks to End Alzheimer’s in Washington and Northern Idaho in 2017. Register today at alz.org/walk By Julia Leonard Marcia-Mongrain Finkas made a career out of helping others. “I spent a lot of years in special education and working with youth with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities [and] behavioral issues,” said Marcia. Marcia was one of seven children to Mary Ellen “Meg” … Continue reading For a Brilliant Woman: Why I Walk
Have you joined the Match Challenge? You can double your impact but only until June 30. Start your team and jump start your fundraising with these 25 ways to raise $100!