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Walk to End Alzheimer's

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Find our more at:

Want to become a top fundraiser for the Walk to End Alzheimer's? Complete these tasks for badges to show on your participant center, and earn incentive prizes as part of our National Incentive Program

The Greater East Ohio Area Chapter facilitates eight walks in our chapter area, reaching nearly 5,500 supporters. You can contact our office for more information on these, and other related events at: 800.272.3900.

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Paint the Night Purple

Our Paint the Night Purple benefit dinner and auction, in both the Akron and Youngstown areas, were held in April. We invite you to return in 2017 for elegant evenings of fine dining, music, and entertainment with live and silent auctions. Planning committees for both plan to seek interested committee volunteers, potential sponsors, and auction item donations. Contact our office to find out more information.

Youngstown area: Paint the Night Purple

2016 Date: Saturday, Apr. 16 at The Lake Club.

Click here for more information, or contact Helen Paes at or 330.533.3300.

Akron area: Paint the Night Purple

2016 Date: Saturday, Apr. 30 at Lake Forest Country Club.

Click here for more information, or contact Lori McCleese at or 330.650.0552.

Ohio Memory Day: May 3, 2017

Ohio's Memory Day is a unique opportunity for those affected by Alzheimer's disease to tell their personal stories to their state legislators, accompanied by advocates from across the state, with the help of the Alzheimer's Association. Memory Day 2017 is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3, 2017.   For more information, contact Andrew DeFratis at or 330.650.0552.  

Beverly A. Chiron Education Symposium & Caregiver Education Night

The Annual Beverly A. Chiron Education Symposium focuses on current trends in dementia care, specific to healthcare professionals. For more information, contact Samantha Sathre at or 330.650.0552.

The Longest Day: June 21, 2017

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. Click here for more information, or contact Marcy Schulman at or 330.650.0552.


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.