Volunteer Spotlight: Micah Hunt

24 May

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MicahMicah first got involved with the Alzheimer’s Association in 2013 when he worked for Eagle Medical Transports, a proud sponsor of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®.  As Micah learned more about the Association and its mission, his involvement and commitment increased.  Since 2013, Micah has been very engaged in the Walk as team captain and achieved Champion fundraiser status in 2014 (raising over $500) and 2016 (raising over $4,000).  In 2015, Micah was appointed to the Chapter’s Board of Directors, and in 2016 he volunteered to be an Advocacy Ambassador for the Association.  Over the past five years, Micah has done tremendous work raising awareness and funds for the Association.  Micah spends a lot of time out in the community and can frequently be seen dressed in purple, wearing his Alzheimer’s Association lapel pin.  Micah is also a social media guru and his frequent posts to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have boosted the visibility of the Alzheimer’s Association considerably.  Thank you, Micah for making a difference every day and for your commitment to realizing a world without Alzheimer’s.

 

How to raise your first $100.00

22 Mar

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It’s time to get your fundraising efforts moving! Here are 5 ideas to help you raise your first $100 for The Longest Day.

  1. Post a link to your fundraising page on Facebook and tag 10 friends, asking them each to donate $10.00.
  1. Host a bake sale at your office, school, church or community center and put the proceeds toward your goal.
  1. Offer a “prize” for anyone who donates $100.00 or more … make them dinner, run their errands for a day, walk their dog …just to name a few.
  1. Host a barbecue or dinner and charge an entry donation to attend.
  1. Ask friends to pledge $10.00 for every mile you plan to walk/hike/ride/run, each song you plan to sing, every book you plan to read, etc.

These are just a few ideas to help you get started. Bet you can come up with a lot more!

READY – SET – GO!

Register now and start your team


ABOUT THE LONGEST DAY
The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. On the summer solstice, team up with the Alzheimer’s Association and select any activity you love — or an activity loved by those affected — to help end Alzheimer’s. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s.

Volunteer Spotlight: Jane Farthing & Cathy Hildebrand

15 Mar

Every year since 2014 Jane Farthing and Cathy Hildebrand, of Williamsburg, work tirelessly to organize ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) tournaments to raise funds and awareness for The Longest Day campaign. Through their combined efforts, they have raised over $19,000.00!

Jane is a member of the Williamsburg, Unit 110 League while Cathy is with the Hampton Roads Bridge league. Each June, they hold their individual league events on the same day and end the day by combining both leagues for one huge tournament.

Both Jane and Cathy represent the dedication and passion that is helping to move The Longest Day campaign forward and that will lead us to, one day, live in a world without Alzheimer’s.


ABOUT THE LONGEST DAY
The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. On the summer solstice, team up with the Alzheimer’s Association and select any activity you love — or an activity loved by those affected — to help end Alzheimer’s. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s.

Register now and start your team

The Longest Day: Learn how to get started

14 Mar

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Register now and start your team


ABOUT THE LONGEST DAY
The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. On the summer solstice, team up with the Alzheimer’s Association and select any activity you love — or an activity loved by those affected — to help end Alzheimer’s. Together, we will raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s.

Launch Parties for The Longest Day

8 Mar

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YOU’RE INVITED!

We’re having a party … two actually…and you’re invited!

Mix and mingle with other Longest Day participants. Share ideas. If you’ve been waiting to register, you can do that on the spot. Enjoy light h’orderves on the house and beverages at the cash bar. Join in a raffle for a door prize. Play corn hole and other games. Have fun!

If you live on the Peninsula, here’s the when and where information:

WHEN:  Thursday, March 23rd
TIME:     6: 00 pm to 8:00 pm
WHERE: Bull Island Brewing Company
758 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton 23669
RSVP by Monday, March 20th to Chris Warfel at cwarfel@alz.org

Here’s the information for those of you who live on the Southside:

WHEN:  Thursday, March 30th
TIME  :   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
WHERE: O’Connor Brewing Company
211 W. 24th Street, Norfolk 23517
RSVP by Monday, March 27th to Chris Warfel at cwarfel@alz.org

Hope to see you there!

The Longest Day: Start an anywhere team!

28 Feb

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You can live anywhere and participate in The Longest Day. Join with friends and family across the country — or even the world — and form a team that is active from multiple locations. We have tools to help you with scheduling your day and staying connected, even if you can’t be face to face on June 21. Start your Anywhere Team now.

The Alzheimer’s Association recognizes that some teams/individuals may have conflicts or challenges with participating on the summer solstice, Wednesday, June 21. As a participant in The Longest Day, you can fundraise and honor those affected by Alzheimer’s in a way, and on a day, that works with your schedule. What will you do?


ABOUT THE LONGEST DAY
The Longest Day is a team event to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Held annually on the summer solstice, the duration of this sunrise-to-sunset event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. Teams are encouraged to create their own experience as they fundraise and participate in an activity they love to honor someone facing the disease.

Volunteer Spotlight: Joyce Tribble

27 Feb

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Joyce Tribble walked into the Norfolk office one day in 2011 and asked if we ever needed volunteers in the office. Joyce’s husband, Sonny, had Alzheimer’s and had died a little more than a year before she came in. Joyce soon became a dependable weekly volunteer at the front desk, answering the phone, filing, putting together mailings, and performing other clerical duties with good humor and care. When she started volunteering with the Association, Joyce didn’t own any purple clothing or jewelry. Soon, however, she began adding pieces to her wardrobe, and whenever she volunteered she would wear one of her purple tops or some of her purple rings and bracelets. Joyce had worked as a bookkeeper for years, and she loved counting money, so she volunteered every year to help count money in the office after the largest Walk to End Alzheimer’s events. A member of the Sherry’s Strutters team for the Virginia Beach Walk for three years, Joyce actively participated in fundraising activities, including selling car raffle tickets, and she proudly wore the Walk t-shirts that she earned.

When Joyce was diagnosed with cancer in late 2015, she took a short break from volunteering, but she returned in 2016 and adjusted her volunteer schedule to accommodate her treatments. Sadly, Joyce became too ill to volunteer in November, and she died on December 21, 2016 at age 79. Joyce is greatly missed by all of us at the Southeastern Virginia chapter, and we will long remember the joy and love she brought to our office.