Archive | February, 2016

The Longest Day on WCTV’s “Thinking Out Loud”

25 Feb

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Thanks to WCTV-Chesapeake Television for having Christine Warfel, our Development Coordinator on “Thinking Out Loud” today with Mark Cox, Director of Public Communications for the City of Chesapeake.

Air times for this show will be

Thursday –  7:00 & 10:00 p.m.
Friday –   Noon, 8:30 & 11:30 p.m.
Saturday – 9:00 a.m.

On Cox Channel 48 or Verizon Channel 43.

The Longest Day: Activities you can do

23 Feb

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On the Longest Day, you choose your activity in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Your team will work together from sunrise to sunset, honoring the strength, heart and endurance of those facing this devastating disease. To start planning your day, check out these activities.


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THE CHOICES ARE UNLIMITED

  • Paint and sculpt
  • Play bridge, rummy or other card games
  • Read
  • Rock climb at an indoor facility
  • Host a block party
  • Sail or swim
  • Skateboard or rollerblade
  • Many more…it’s up to you!

REGISTER NOW $15 until February 29


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.

 

 

 

FUNDRAISING IDEAS —FOR work!

16 Feb

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Don’t have a whole lot of time outside of work to raise money for The Longest Day? Not a problem, here are some great ideas that you can do while you are at work (be sure to get approval at  your workplace before you proceed)

Cake
Ask team members to bake or donate cakes and host a cake walk at the office. For each entry, charge a donation.


Car Wash
Host a car wash in your office complex or nearby shopping center. Make signs and advertise around your office.


Bake Sale
Sell cookies, donuts, bagels, popcorn, muffins, candy, etc. in exchange for a donation. For additional fun, ask employees to vote on the best item and award that employee a prize.


Drawing for Prizes
For a donation, co-workers are entered into a drawing to win prizes like casual days, prime parking spots, free lunch, gift certificates, etc.


Executive Dare
Once your team goal is set, challenge staff to reach it. If they can collectively reach the goal, ask a manager or CEO to perform a dare such as kissing a pig or dyeing their hair purple.


Lunch with the Boss
Employees who raise $100 or more are entered into a drawing for lunch with a top-level executive.


Miniature Golf Putting Contest
Set up putting greens around the office, charge a fee and offer prizes!


Penny Wars or Coin Wars
Set up jars representing different teams or departments. Employees can drop their spare dimes, nickels and pennies into the jar. Any quarters or paper currency dropped in the jar is subtracted from the total. Employees may “sabotage” another department’s jar by dropping quarters or dollars into it. At the end of the campaign, both positive and negative coins are counted and the group with the most money wins a prize like a department pizza party.


Birthday Donations
Ask friends, family and co-workers to make a donation to your team in honor of your birthday (or the birthday of someone you are honoring). You could even host your own birthday party asking attendees to support your fundraising in lieu of a gift to you.


Bake-off/Cook-off
Find out which of your co-workers is a whiz in the kitchen. Organize a contest to see who makes the best baked goods, chili, sides or anything you like.


Personal Vending Machine at Work
Have you ever wondered how much money the vending machine at work clears in a single week? Find out! Purchase some of the office favorites in bulk (or better yet, have them donated) and sell them from your desk for $1 or $2.


Happy Hour
Team up with a restaurant near your workplace for a fundraising happy hour. Many establishments will donate a portion of the proceeds from food and drink to the cause.

Join the Fight!  Register Your Team Today >


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.

Thanks again to the Parrot Head Club of Tidewater

11 Feb

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19th Annual Bonnie Harrell Parrot Head Charity Beach Ball

Thanks again to the Parrot Head Club of Tidewater. This sold out event was full of food, music, auctions and friends raising over $67,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter. What a fantastic start to their Walk To End Alzheimer’s® fundraising! They are poised to be a top National Walk Team this year.

The night was kicked off by a great silent auction with over 200 items, all to the music of Mike Proffitt and Dana Silvercloud. Followed by the ballroom opening up with a sumptuous feast and music provided by TFC Band. Thanks to Wesley Peoples for being such an energetic auctioneer and to Joe Britton for being the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Mark your calendars for Feb 4, 2017 because you don’t want to miss the milestone 20th year of this landmark event. See the rest of the photos from the event here, on the Chapter Facebook page.

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Find the Parrot Head Club of Tidewater online and on Facebook to join in the fun!

Silver National Walk Team

Why We Walk: Parrot Head or Parrothead is a commonly used nickname for fans of singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an “island escapism” lifestyle. His musical hits include “Margaritaville”, “Come Monday” and “Five O’Clock Somewhere.”

In 1994, Jimmy’s Buffett’s father, James Delaney Buffett, Jr. was stricken with Alzheimer’s disease and passed away at age 83 in May of 2003, several years after being diagnosed. It was then many clubs elected to do something as a tribute to Jimmy’s father. Our PHiP chapters not only support Alzheimer’s to honor Jimmy’s father but because we’re seeing this devastating plague insinuate itself into our own ranks.

In addition, we’d like to state PHiP Parrot Heads are unique. We take our fundraising responsibilities seriously, but at the same time we can add our own humor into the question Why We Walk as well as our own creativity into fundraising.

We invite everyone to join us as we Party With A Purpose for Alzheimer’s by donating to a participating chapter today! You leave this world a little better with the eradication of Alzheimer’s and having a blast while walking to end Alzheimer’s.


 

TLD Tuesday: Learn how to get started

2 Feb

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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.

 

Black History Month: A doctor’s legacy

1 Feb

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Dear Friend,

In celebration of Black History Month, we’d like to recognize African-Americans who are working tirelessly in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research. We also invite you to learn more about the accomplishments of Solomon Carter Fuller, M.D., the first known black psychiatrist in America and an early pioneer in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Dr. Fuller collaborated with Dr. Alois Alzheimer, identifying the disease we now know as Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Fuller’s legacy lives on in the many inspiring African-American doctors and researchers working toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for this devastating disease. You can learn more about their crucial research contributions on our website.

And yet, we have much more work to do. We still don’t know what causes Alzheimer’s and why African-Americans are about two times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than whites. They are also less likely to receive a diagnosis, which results in less time for treatment and planning.

But thanks to friends like you, the Alzheimer’s Association is furthering research to reduce risk factors and reverse the growing trend of Alzheimer’s for all communities while continuing to provide care and support for those affected by this fatal disease. Your generosity helps provide these services — and hope for the future.

We appreciate your compassion on behalf of the more than 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Donna McCullough
Donna McCullough
Chief Development Officer