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Young Champions
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Mission and Vision
Who We Are
Upcoming Events
Volunteer Activities
Find Us on Facebook




The Next Generation's Fight to End Alzheimer's

Our Mission: The Young Champions is a diverse group of emerging leaders who are dedicated to changing the face of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias by engaging our peers and raising awareness across generations.

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer's.

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Who We Are

The members of Young Champions care about Alzheimer’s disease. We’ve been touched by Alzheimer’s in our own lives, and we see the epidemic’s potential to affect everyone in our society, and deplete our public resources. As a group of young professionals who are engaged in our communities, we’re taking on the mission to work for the end of Alzheimer’s by increasing awareness of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, advocating for change at state and federal levels, and raising funds to provide hope for people affected.

There are Young Champions groups in the Twin Cities, Duluth, Fargo and St. Cloud.

Young Champions Executive Board
: Drew Levin & Mackenzie Kelley
Secretary: Anne Rathman
Advocacy: Ryan Kiskis & Alex Monn
Education & Volunteering: Katie Radford & open
Fundraising: Stephanie Gefroh & Randall Nelson
Marketing & Recruitment: Chloe Misner & Kylie Swanson


How to Get Involved

Become a Member
Take the first step in joining the Young Champions by telling us about yourself and your interests. Membership is free. 
Sign up to become a Young Champion (fillable Word document; please return to sdix@alz.org)

Advocate for Change
An important and simple first step to working for the end of Alzheimer’s is to become an advocate.
Sign up now

Attend a Young Champions Event
We host regular events to socialize and promote awareness of Alzheimer’s. See our list of upcoming events below and please plan on joining us at one!

'Like' Us on Facebook
We share up to date information about the Young Champions and Alzheimer's disease on our Facebook page. Make sure to 'like' us and encourage your friends to do the same.

Join Blondes vs. Brunettes
Blondes vs. Brunettes is a volunteer-driven event that brings young professionals together to support the Alzheimer’s Association. The event is organized around a flag football game in which the two participating teams are divided based on the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes. Anyone can get involved, no matter your level of ability, hair color or gender. Since BvB began in 2013, they have raised over $430,000 for the Alzheimer's Association! Check out the BvB website for more info.

If you are interested in more information, contact Stephanie Dix Campbell, relationship events manger:

By phone: 952.857.0545
By email: sdix@alz.org


Bridget Rissmann, public relations & social media manager:

By phone: 952.857.0553
By email: brissmann@alz.org

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Upcoming Events

February 1, March 7, May 2, April 14, June 6 
Executive Board and Committee Meeting
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Whole Foods Community Room, 222 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Executive Board and Committee Meetings are held the 1st Monday of each month.

Follow us on Facebook for more event information!

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Bean Bagz for Brainz
A bean bag tournament to help raise funds to end Alzheimer's! More details to come!

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Volunteer Activities

We have opportunities for you to volunteer at local memory care facilities with the residents. Scheduling is flexible. If you are interested, please contact Katie Radford, kathrynaradford@gmail.com.


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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.