The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Indiana Chapter wants to thank you for helping us enjoy many significant accomplishments in 2011. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Your support is allowing us to fulfill this important mission.
An unprecedented number of participants joined us for our Walk to End Alzheimer's 2011. Your support helped raise close to $1 million. Chocolate Sunday, one of our key fundraising events, brought in more donations than ever before, with over $120,000 contributed. In 2011, the Chapter also reached out to young people in an effort to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease and encourage support for our cause. The Chapter's first Blondes vs. Brunettes Charity Powderpuff Football game was a huge success. Our Skeet Thompson Memorial Golf Outing and QUASH (the Quest to Unravel Alzheimer’s Scavenger Hunt) were also very popular.
Our program staff throughout the state provided support and services to thousands of Hoosiers. From individual counseling for people who have been diagnosed, to support groups and educational workshops, the Chapter helped ease the pain and confusion affecting those struggling to cope with this devastating disease.
Regardless of our many successes, we must acknowledge the large number of families who continue to carry the burden of Alzheimer's alone, unaware of the help we provide. Too often, we hear Hoosiers say, "We wish we had known about your services before it was too late."
IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon was working to help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s prior to his tragic passing. Dan was a true champion in every sense. Dan’s mother is living with the disease and earlier this year, he announced his alliance with the Alzheimer’s Association. Dan will be greatly missed.
In 2012, it is our goal to dramatically increase the number of people who benefit from the compassion, care and critical knowledge we have to offer. We thank you for your continued dedication to our vision: a world without Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter