Why I Walk with Paula Amburgey

    I’m walking to help reclaim the future for millions. In February, I lost my grandmother, Nadia Hansin. By participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, I’m committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research, care, and support. Several years ago, my grandmother developed Alzheimer’s and she moved in with us.Continue reading “Why I Walk with Paula Amburgey”

Why I Walk with Marcie McMillin

    I’m walking to help reclaim the future for millions. By participating in the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, I’m committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer research, care, and support. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease. I lostContinue reading “Why I Walk with Marcie McMillin”

Why I Walk with Lori Luckman

I am a volunteer and this year’s Peninsula Walk to End Alzheimer’s co-chair. My mother-in-law, Fran was a woman who loved life. She swam 23 laps a day, bowled and played golf.  She loved watching football and basketball. She was a phenomenal cook and an avid reader. Now, 4 years into this disease, Fran communicatesContinue reading “Why I Walk with Lori Luckman”

The Longest Day Event Spotlight: The Runway Authority’s GENESIS, A New Beginning

It was just an ordinary day at our Norfolk office in February when a first-time visitor stopped by with an idea for a fundraising event. This gentleman’s only connection to Alzheimer’s was that a friend and colleague had recently lost her mother to the disease. He wanted to do something that would not only helpContinue reading “The Longest Day Event Spotlight: The Runway Authority’s GENESIS, A New Beginning”

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Findings for Virginia

New data interpretations from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System proves the need for more Alzheimer’s advocates has never been greater, especially when considering the impact of the disease on caregivers. In this article, we have detailed the most profound findings in our hope to gain new Alzheimer’s advocates or renew a sense of urgencyContinue reading “Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving Findings for Virginia”

Subjective Cognitive Decline in Virginia

Alzheimer’s disease is a nationwide public health crisis, and it is having an increasingly significant impact on Virginians. New data interpretations from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System proves the need for more Alzheimer’s advocates has never been greater, especially concerning the cognitive effects of the disease.  In this article, we have detailed the mostContinue reading “Subjective Cognitive Decline in Virginia”

Team up with Alpha Kappa Alpha for The Longest Day

On The Longest Day let’s do what we love for all those we love affected by Alzheimer’s. Join AKA as we raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®. Across the nation, we’ll do activities to honor caregivers, those living with the disease and those we’ve lost.