More than 400 supporters of the Alzheimer's Association gathered at the chapter's 6th Annual Reason to Hope Breakfast on March 27, 2014.
Thanks to our generous Sponsors and Table Hosts, the event has raised over $120,000 to support Chapter programs and services. The one-hour program featured a video about the chapter's services and remarks by Marie Kolendo of Genworth, Board President; Sherry Peterson, Chapter CEO; Mike Larkin, Former Board President; and family caregiver, Fran Zehmer, discussed her experience in helping her husband in his day-to-day life with Alzheimer's.
Presenters at the Breakfast: Fran Zehmer, Caregiver and
Association Supporter; Sherry Peterson, Chapter CEO;
Marie Kolendo, Board President; Mike Larkin, Former Board President
Let the Good Times Roll....
On Saturday, March 1, the Greater Richmond Chapter hosted a Sock Hop Early Stage Engagement for people in the early stages of dementia and their care partners. We enjoyed dancing to 1950's classics with entertainer, Kevin Sayler (yes, we did the Stroll!!), yummy soda fountain food (root beer floats!) and reminisced with I Love Lucy movies. The ladies dressed in their poodle skirts and saddle oxfords and the guys dressed in their leather jackets and slicked back their hair. We certainly had a blast from the past!
From its founding in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association has led the fight to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority. During November, the Greater Richmond Chapter marks the awareness month by hosting an Alzheimer's Advocate Recognition Reception. This year's invitational reception was held on November 14, 2013 at the Virginia War Memorial. The reception was a tribute to donors, volunteers, caregivers and, in particular, to local advocates who have helped build awareness of the Association and generate concern about the disease and its impact on families. More than 100 guests enjoyed complimentary appetizers, drinks, and entertainment.
2013 Honorees included:
Lynne K. Seward, CEO, A Grace Place
WWBT NBC 12
WXGM Xtra 99.1 FM
From left to right: Reese Williams, Xtra 99.1 FM; Lynne
K. Seward, CEO, A Grace Place; Sherry Peterson, CEO,
Alzheimer's Association; Kym Grinnage, NBC12
Click here for sponsorship form for November 2014 reception.