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Junior Alzheimer's Association Committee (JAAC)

Invitation from Tyler Bolin, JAAC president:

I am excited to announce a that a new Junior Alzheimer’s Association Committee (JAAC) has been formed for the Central and Western Virginia Chapter. The committee is a network of young professionals who support and engage each other and the larger Alzheimer’s community, advocate for legislation, and raise funds and awareness to support research/programs/meetings/events.

Membership is free and open to individuals who participate in committee activities.

If you have any questions or ideas please feel free to reach out. We hope you'll join us to learn more!



Upcoming JAAC Events

Kentucky Derby Party & Silent Auction
Saturday, May 7
Kardinal Hall, 722 Preston Ave., Suite 101, Charlottesville, VA

The Junior Alzheimer's Association Committee-Charlottesville is excited to team up once again with Kardinal Hall for our Kentucky Derby Party & Silent Auction! Kardinal will be serving special Derby-themed coctails while JAAC hosts a silent auction to raise money for our local Alzheimer's Association chapter (outrageous Derby hats are encouraged). Auction items currently include:

- 2 Tickets to LOCKN' Festival

- HOF/Super Bowl Champion Howie Long signed football

- Tony Bennett signed basketball

- 14 person winery (or brewery) day tour from Top Shelf Transportation, LLC

- Private in-home Chef dinner for 4 from Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, Charlottesville VA

- Private party for 5 at Kendra Scott's "Color Bar" ($500 gift card)

- Chris Long signed UVA memorabelia

- Amazing local artwork

- 4-Spray Package from Mosquito Squad



Check out the event on Facebook.


A great opportunity to join the advocacy team!

We are searching for "team" members to join our advocacy teams in ALL districts. Currently, the Central and Western Virginia Chapter covers 3 districts - VA - 05 - Robert Hurt; VA06 - Bob Goodlatte; and VA 09 - Morgan Griffith. Our goal for raising awareness about Alzheimer's issues is to build advocacy 'teams" - similar to WALK teams. The head of the team is the "ambassador", We currently have ambassadors for our three districts. We are striving now for team members to help support the Ambassadors. The role of the team member is to coordinate with the Ambassador for making visits to the district office if possible, and sending emails or letters to the editor as appropriate. We offer training and monthly Advocacy calls. If you are interested in becoming involved, please call or email Ellen Phipps:
434-973-6122, ext. 103


Walk to End Alzheimer's Volunteer Opportunities -

Walk would not be possible without the support of our fantastic volunteers! As a volunteer, we count on your invaluable contribution of time and energy to make the event a success. We have various needs for volunteers beginning at 6:30am until the end of each Walk.

If you are interested in volunteering on Walk day, please contact:

Charlottesville, Culpeper Walks
- Rose Cona, rcona@alz.org, 434-973-6122, ext. 101

Harrisonburg, Staunton Walks
- Desiree White, dwhite@alz.org, 434-973-6122, ext. 116

Lynchburg and Danville
- Jane Massie, jmassie@alz.org (434) 845-8540

Roanoke and Blacksburg
- Suzanne Cresswell, scresswell@alz.org (540) 345-7600

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