By: Kay Lehmann My name is Kay Lehmann. I am a native Eastern Washingtonian, empowered single person and VIG (Very Important Grandma). I grew up on the banks of the Snake River in northern Walla Walla County. Go to the ends of the earth and the farm I grew up on is beyond that! I moved into the City of Walla Walla in the ‘90s … Continue reading Kay Lehmann: Tri-Cities volunteer
By Alison Koop If someone you love lives with Down syndrome, you may already know that they’re at an increased risk for developing dementia. Maybe your child, sibling or friend has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and you’re having to adjust to a new normal. Perhaps you’ve noticed changes in their memory, abilities or behavior that concern or puzzle you. You don’t have to travel … Continue reading Caring for someone with Down syndrome and dementia? Now there’s a support group just for you
Editor’s Note: Donate to any of 16 Walks through the end of the year. A generous donor has pledged to match at a ratio of 2:1 all gifts of $30 or more raised by any Washington State/Northern Idaho Walk team by December 31, 2017, up to a total of $50,000! This anonymous donor wants to inspire Walk participants to continue fundraising even though the 2017 Walk season … Continue reading Join the Post-Walk Match Challenge
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: The 2017 Walk season begins Saturday, Sept. 9! Register for a walk near you at alz.org/walk. By Julia Leonard Living in Butte, Montana, Taylor James puts her favorite memories at her family’s cabin by Wise River, 45 miles from the town she grew up in. “Our whole entire family on both sides would all go up to the cabin and we would just … Continue reading For my Best Friend – Why I Walk
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 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!
Editor’s note: You can join Karen and hundreds of advocates across Washington State and Northern Idaho. Register today for Advocacy Day 2017. By Karen Johnson Marez When I volunteered for and walked at the South Sound Walk to End Alzheimer’s this year, I wore a special hat adorned with a photo of my mother. I wanted her to be with me in a way others could see. … Continue reading Why I still care: An advocate’s story