Why I Walk Wednesday with Erin Moran

I participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® to honor my dad, Joseph F. Moran, who died on December 28, 2005, from Alzheimer’s.  My dad was a devout Catholic man who instilled in his 6 children, along with our Mom (Nancy), the meaning of faith, grace, honesty, and doing the right thing in our lives. IContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Erin Moran”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Faith Shartzer

There is much said about the increasing cost of the care for Alzheimer’s victims.  In fact, current predictions bankrupt the country by 2050 unless some cure, some solution is found.  That alone should motivate all to help to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. But, it alone, is not why I walk….I walk because I livedContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Faith Shartzer”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Dee Yontz

I walk because of my momma and daddy.  My daddy had very early stages of dementia, but did not die from it. Instead, his heart and lungs gave out after heart surgery, and he passed September  15, 2013.  Momma had stage 5 Alzheimer’s and passed August 10, 2014, on her and daddy’s 54th wedding anniversary.Continue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Dee Yontz”

Why I Walk Wednesday with Mary Dziedziak

Why I Walk – Faith of My Mother I have always loved the song “Faith of our Fathers.” I have fond memories of my father singing this in his rich baritone voice and my mother playing it on the piano.  “Faith of our fathers, holy faith, We will be true to Thee till death.” ChildrenContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Mary Dziedziak”

Who is one of the top 5 team captains for The Longest Day?

Congratulations to The Longest Day Team Captain James Somerville for being recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for team recruitment! With 17 team members (and counting), he is one of the top 5 team captains in the country for team recruitment! His team’s name is “St. Timothy Lutheran Church Norfolk Va.” Way to go, Jim! TheContinue reading “Who is one of the top 5 team captains for The Longest Day?”

Third Annual Reason To Hope Breakfast

The Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter extends its heartfelt gratitude to all who came together as a community to help make the 3rd Annual Reason to Hope Breakfast a great success.  Over $30,000 was raised to help provide education, care and support to local Alzheimer’s families and to advance research to put an end to this cruelContinue reading “Third Annual Reason To Hope Breakfast”

Twenty-seven miles equals how many pennies for Alzheimer’s research?

NARFE, Peninsula Chapter 682 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees, started an Alzheimer’s disease fundraising effort in 1998 called the Miles of Pennies Campaign. As of April they have collected twenty-seven miles of pennies, totaling over $23,256.22 surpassing their goal of two miles. Each mile represents 84,480 pennies. Marie Collins, withContinue reading “Twenty-seven miles equals how many pennies for Alzheimer’s research?”

Alert! Association Advocates Celebrate Alzheimer’s Legislative Victory

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION ADVOCATES CELEBRATE ALZHEIMER’S LEGISLATIVE VICTORY WITH AN EYE TO THE PRESIDENT’S 2016 BUDGET Alzheimer’s Accountability Act Incorporated into Funding Bill Signed into Law – Alzheimer’s Association Statement – Washington, D.C., December 17, 2014 – As the largest Alzheimer’s advocacy organization in the world, the Alzheimer’s Association, and its relentless advocates, applaud Congress for creatingContinue reading “Alert! Association Advocates Celebrate Alzheimer’s Legislative Victory”