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Reason to Hope Breakfast
Wednesday, March 16
Mansfield Education Center
2900 12th Avenue N #30W
Billings, MT 59101

Chapter news

Fundraiser Spotlight!

Milou Mackenzie and Ella Baumgartner, 6th graders at Anderson school

State Director Heidi Gibson thanks Governor Steve Bullock for making Alzheimer's the sole focus of the 47th Governor's Conference on Aging, May 12-14 in Helena.  Governor Bullock honored 127 Centenarians at his luncheon, and 21 of them were present.  Glad so many could make the trip!  More than 350 people are expected to attend this year's conference co-hosted by the Montana Gerontology Society.

Missouri River Manor and The Lodge pause for a moment for their National Team Genesis group photo at the Great Falls Walk to End Alzheimer's at Gibson Park on September 13, 2014.  They are already signed up as the Forget Me Nots for the 2015 walk, and captain Kourtney Harris says their fundraising plans are already underway this spring.

Dillard's and Tahari women's dress line teamed up to launch Tea with Tahari dress week to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. For every Tahari ASL dress purchased, a $15 donation was made. 

Tahari provided tea cups with the Alzheimer's Assocation infographic and logo.

Bobbie Ostrum, volunteer of the Alzheimer's Association Montana chapter, is pictured at the Billings store event on March 21.

Longest Day chair Amy Peterson is pictured taking registrations for teams at the Volunteer Kickoff Party on April 1. She is still recruiting team captains from all over Montana who want to put together their own fundraiser between now and June 21.

Last year, teams across Big Sky Country played bridge all day, held a hike-a-thon, and others branded black baldy cows and moved them to summer pasture. A Billings team held a blues-themed event (with signature purple Forget Me Not drinks!) with a Texas band whose lead singer's grandmother battled Alzheimer's. All teams chose what they love to do from sun-up to sun-down. The possibilities are endless!

Call Amy for more info at 406.281.8455 or email montana@alz.org. Sign up today and get your Longest Day t-shirt! 

Montana chapter volunteers pose for a group photo following the Volunteer Kickoff Party on April 1. Potential new volunteers were invited to enjoy lunch and visit multiple stations to learn about the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's. They also had the opportunity to learn more about and sign up for Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, The Longest Day, Blondes vs. Brunettes, TrialMatch®, and Advocacy efforts.

Leadership Board member Dr. Charlotte Eaton received the "Golden Pen Award" from The Billings Gazette for her letter to the editor published on March 8, 2015.

Congratulations, Dr. Eaton, and thank you for your support!

The Alzheimer's Association Montana Chapter thanks the Billings Association of Realtors for its donation of $25,000! The proceeds were raised during the Quality of Life Run on Aug. 16. Click here to read more.

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