Mary Frances is a long time volunteer and advocate at the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She started with the chapter back in 1997, after her mother, Frances Wade Newsome, passed away as a result of Alzheimer’s disease. Before her mother died, Mary Frances had promised her mother she would help other peopleContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Frances”
Sharon has been a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association for about 16 years. She lost her mother to Alzheimer’s 15 years ago, so she knows firsthand what it means to be a family caregiver. She knew she wanted to become involved with the Association in some capacity, so 18 years ago Sharon participated in whatContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Sharon Babbs”
Sally McClatchy is an extraordinary volunteer for the Southeastern Virginia Chapter. Sally serves as a co-facilitator our Norfolk Peers & Partners early stage support groups, an office volunteer, a community educator. Sally regularly shares with staff and fellow volunteers that her work with the Alzheimer’s Association is her passion and she loves to be aContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Sally McClatchy”
Micah 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.
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!
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.
Allen has dedicated the past 10 years to building the Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver Program. This is the largest program of its kind in the nation, having grown from serving 30 clients to over 340 clients today.
Theresa has a long history with the Association – over 25 years. She was one of the Chapter’s first executive directors, advocating and providing support for those with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers during the infancy of Alzheimer’s awareness. When she decided to pursue a different career path in the health profession, she continued toContinue reading “Volunteer Spotlight: Theresa Davis”
Brian Rogala started volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Association several years ago when his mother, Astrid, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. For the past three years, Brian has served on the Peninsula Walk Planning Committee, and while his organizational skills are much appreciated, Brian’s true gift is the joy that he brings to all who encounter him.