10th Annual A Round to Remember Golf Tournament
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Hollows Golf Club
About 160 golfers hit the tees to participate in the 10th annual charity golf tournament at the Hollows Golf Club. A grand total of $40,000 was raised to support Alzheimer's Association Research and Programs. Sincere thanks go out to our sponsors:
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher - Silver
Ernst & Young - Hole in One
Hunton & Williams - Hole in One
Markel - Beverage Cart
NewMarket Services - Beverage Cart
Squire Sanders - Beverage Cart
Taylor Long - Lunch
A total of $150,000 was raised in less than an hour by the 500 people gathered at the 5th Annual Reason to Hope Breakfast this year! Their support for the round-the-clock work of the Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter allows thousands of caregivers in our area to continue training, supporting and offering other services through the Association.
Special thanks to our sponsors and table hosts for 2013:
Title Sponsor: Genworth
Presenting Sponsor: Care Advantage
Benefactor Sponsors: Parker Pollard Wilton & Peaden, P.C.; ThompsonMcMullan, P.C.
Patron Sponsors: Hall and Hall Family Law; Lift Caregiving; Spring Arbor Assisted Living; Tavenner & Beran, P.L.C.
For more information about the Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter or the next Reason to Hope Breakfast which will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014, please contact Ashleigh Moody, Development Director, at 804-967-2581 or email@example.com.
The Greater Richmond Chapter bestowed Alzheimer's Advocate Awards at our 6th Annual Alzheimer's Advocate Recognition Reception on November 7, 2012 in celebration of Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. The recognition took place at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Those singled out included: Senator Stephen H. Martin, Dr. Patricia Slattum, and Christy and Donald Talbott.
Senator Stephen H. Martin, who represents Virginia's 11th Senate District, was honored for his efforts to ensure the continuation of the Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Commission. Senator Martin has always been a principled fighter for the most vulnerable Virginians, lending his voice to their cause. The year 2012 was no exception. When the Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Commission was threatened with elimination, Senator Martin stepped forward and ensured that people with dementia and their families will continue to have input into the policies that affect them.
Dr. Patricia Slattum, Associate Professor, VCU School of Pharmacy, was honored for her service to the Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Commission, and her dedication to those with dementia diseases. Dr. Slattum has particular interest in Alzheimer's and dementia and presently serves as chair of the Commonwealth's Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Commission. She served for six years on the Board of Directors of the Chapter and during her tenure served as Chair of the Chapter's Program Committee. She has presented numerous presentations at a variety of educational venues on medication for those with cognitive impairments. In addition, she has provided consultations for families who are struggling with medication issues with family members.
Donald and Christy Talbott of Gloucester were recognized for their work on behalf of the Alzheimer's Association and in particular their work which has been instrumental in the process and growth of the Gloucester Walk to End Alzheimer's over the last two years.
Don was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer's at age 41. He and Christy serve on the Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck Advisory Council and Don has served as the Honorary Chairman for the Walk to End Alzheimer's in 2011 and 2012. He is a leader in the support group for people with dementia and is highly respected and loved by the other members of the group. Don also assists in the Memories in the Making program at adult day care in Gloucester. Don's ideas and enthusiasm are contagious.
Christy has been an advocate and a dedicated volunteer for the Gloucester Walk since 2005. Even when she couldn't share her husband's diagnosis with others, she pursued her Alzheimer's education and began working for the cure. She is an active member of support groups, education programs and third party fundraisers. Christy cares for many in her community and helps them find the resources and support that they need. Click here to view candids from the reception.
L-R: Senator Martin, Christy & Don Talbott, Sherry Peterson, CEO, Greater Richmond Chapter, Dr. Slattum
Click here for sponsorship form for November 14, 2013 reception.
The Longest Day
Thank you to all who participated, donated and cheered our teams on during The Longest Day. You made June 21, 2013 into OUR day - a day to honor those who face Alzheimer's with strength, endurance and passion. Together, we raised awareness and funds to advance the efforts of the Alzheimer's Association, moving one step closer to our vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease. Participants and visitors can continue to raise funds, donate or share until July 21, 2013. Little actions can make a big difference!!
Check out the YAAA!s (Young Adults for Alzheimer's Awareness). Call the Alzheimer's Office for more information - 804-967-2580.