Every 68 seconds…..
Another American develops Alzheimer’s disease.
A family is forever changed and looks for answers and support.
Another unique individual’s life plan is forever changed. He looks for information, independence and control.
The life of one of your employees or co-workers is forever changed as she looks for information and resources.
All of us are touched.
The Alzheimer’s Association is here.
A generous anonymous supporter has pledged $68,000 to match all donations made to the Alzheimer’s Association from November to the end of 2012. Every dollar you contribute will be matched, doubling
your impact and expanding our programs and services.
"As Alzheimer's disease increases, the need for our services and programs continues to grow," states E. Ray Dinstel, Chair of the Alzheimer's Association Chapter's Board of Directors. "We are committed to providing caregiver support, education and training to Central Virginians dealing with Alzheimer's disease. With this matching grant, your generous donation is doubled, providing needed resources so the Alzheimer's Association can serve all who need us. "
Each of us is more aware of the growing prevalence of Alzheimer’s. We hope that you will join us in our fight and make a pledge to the Alzheimer's Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter. By supporting the Alzheimer’s Association during the time of the match, your support will be doubled, and you will make a real difference in the lives of your friends and neighbors who turn to us for comfort, care and support.
We want better treatments, a cure and a way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. Families are also looking for information, education, control and confidence in dealing with this devastating disease.
“We were referred to the chapter, and we were enrolled in an early-stage support group. The format of having both those with memory loss and their caregivers meeting together, and then breaking into separate groups, was a very comfortable way for us to acquire new information, and also safely share our thoughts with those who were experiencing the same emotions, frustrations, and fears. The biggest benefit, however, was learning that we were not alone, and that there were people out there to help support us as we progress on this journey.”
- Linda and Frank Cardella, Charlottesville, VA
The vision of the Alzheimer’s Association is “A World without Alzheimer’s Disease.” Until that day comes, we must provide all the support and services we can for those struggling with dementia and their families now. We hope that you will join our generous donor and double your gift to help us in our fight.
With best wishes for a joyous holiday season and a peaceful and productive New Year.
E. Ray Dinstel Sue Friedman
Chair, Board of Directors President and CEO
P.S. Please don’t wait – consider making a gift today. Your gift postmarked by December 31 will qualify as a 2012 gift. Even if we receive it the first week of 2013, it will be doubled!
Please print the Donation Form to send in with your donation.