Join us in our mission to increase awareness and support at our upcoming events:
June 1, 2013
Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh Game Day
Hot on the heels of last year's first Blondes vs. Brunettes game in Raleigh, the planning committee is working hard to plan this year's flag football game. Blondes vs. Brunettes is a volunteer event driven by women that brings young community leaders together to support the Alzheimer’s Association, which increases awareness of Alzheimer’s disease among a new generation. Visit the Blondes vs. Brunettes Facebook page to learn more about the big game, which will be held June 1, 2013 at Saint Mary's School.
June 13, 2013
Lobby Day at the Capitol in Raleigh
Please contact Eileen McGuinness-Vaillancourt (919-803-8285 or mailto:Eileen.McGuinness-Vaillancourt@alz.org) for more information.
June 21, 2013
The Longest Day
Join us on June 21, 2013 for The Longest Day® , as together we honor those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Organize a team for this sunrise-to-sunset event and raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Visit https://thelongestday.alz.org/ to find out more about The Longest Day and to sign up to participate.
January 29, 2013
Triangle Team Captian Kick-Off
The Triangle Team Captain Kick-Off was a huge success! Carillon Assisted Living at 4713 Garrett Road in Durham was kind and generous enough to host us for the event. We had new captains attend to register their teams and learn more about Walk to End Alzheimer's, and captains from last year's Walk renewed their registeration and shared stories and fundraising tips. If you missed the event and want to learn more about Walk to End Alzheimer's or register your team, visit alz.org/walk.
Interested in forming a team for our 2013 Triangle Walk, or wish to find out more about Walk to End Alzheimer's? Join us at the Levin Community Center at 1937 Cornwallis Road in Durham from 5:00 - 7:00 PM to interact with seasoned teams, get fundraising ideas, share experiences and celebrate joining our cause!
December 6, 2012
Treasured Team Luncheon
We celebrated our amazing volunteers who graced our presence all year with a lunch and awards ceremony at 1705 Prime Restaurant in Raleigh.We are blessed by the volunteers who assisted us in so many events this past year, and we attribute much of our success to them.
November 8, 2012
Candlelight Reflection at the Capitol Building in Raleigh
In honor of National Caregivers Month and National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, caregivers and advocates gathered at the foot of the Capitol to honor persons with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and their caregivers/families.
September - October, 2013
Walk to End Alzheimer's Events
2012 had an exciting Walk season! We held Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in Durham, Smithfield, and Fayetteville, expanding awareness, resources, and support in these areas. These events drew over 1,700 participants and raised a combined $140,000! We also expanded our unmatchable volunteer base, without whom none of it would be possible. We are so very grateful to those who sponsored or planned events on our behalf.Your support is tantamount to our ability to support individuals living with Alzheimer’s and their families.
August 4, 2012
Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh
The Triangle-area's first ever Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game, which was played at NCSU's Centennial Field, had over 290 participants and attendees! Blondes vs. Brunettes is a flag football game in which the two teams are divided based on the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes (redheads are “free agents,” permitted to play for the team of their choice). The Brunettes ultimately won the game, but with over $32,000 raised, we consider both teams winners in our book!
June 7, 2012
Visit to the Currituck House with the Team “Currituck Hog Washers”
The Alzheimer’s Association –Eastern North Carolina had the pleasure of meeting a dynamic community team organized by Meridian Senior Living Community- The Currituck House. This dynamic team made up of families, caregivers and community leaders did a great job with their 2nd annual “Hog Wash” fundraiser. This creative “fun”draiser was a smashing success as donors and participants were sponsored as they washed a 350lb hog! Led by their dynamic leader Mrs. Loryn Duncan-Marcil, Executive Director of Currituck House, they raised over $5,000 to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association in Eastern North Carolina. The Currituck House has close proximity to the Outer Banks region in Eastern North Carolina and we are excited about working with them to provide education and supportive programs that serve the community in this area.
June 12, 2012
Current Research and Prevention in Alzheimer’s Panel
Current Research and Prevention in Alzheimer’s Panel was hosted by Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Research and Treatment (ISTAART), Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Duke and the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina. This dialogue with some of the leading Alzheimer’s scientists provided attendees with insight into the latest research and future prevention trials. The evening hosted at the Sheraton RTP also served to provide over 80 attendees with insight and information on the Alzheimer’s Association’s professional society of researchers. Read More
June 20, 2012
The Longest Day
On June 20, 2012 Alzheimer's Association of Eastern North Carolina Ambassador and 2012 Advocate of the Year Garrett Davis spearheaded his local event, “Bike & Walk with G & Monty for Goodness Sake”, as part of The Longest Day, an Alzheimer’s Association national campaign. Davis, a native of Warren County, is the CEO/Founder of the Forget Me Not Project which was created to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease through science, art and entertainment. The project was inspired by Goodness, the grandmother of Davis, who lost her battle with Alzheimer's disease while Davis was a student at Fayetteville State University. Read More
April 22, 2012
Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C.
Since 1989, dedicated Alzheimer's advocates have gathered for the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum to share their personal stories, learn about the latest legislative efforts, celebrate policy efforts and urge elected officials to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority. This year, Garrett Davis, an Alzheimer's Association Amabssador from North Carolina, was honored with the award of Advocate of the Year. A playwright and an actor, Garrett created the "Forget Me Not Project" as a tribute to his grandmother, who died of Alzheimer's while Garrett was in college, and the family members who cared for her. The play explores one family's experience with Alzheimer's and aims to raise awareness of the disease and the need for increased support, services and federal research funding. In the course of researching the play, Davis learned how underfunded Alzheimer's research is and was spurred to become involved with advocacy. We are so very proud of Garrett!
February - April 2011
Forget Me Not Project Weekend in Fayetteville, NC
The Forget Me Not Project is a production of Garrett Davis, an Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador.The FMN Project comprised a VIP gala, prayer breakfast, health fair, and the Forget Me Not play.We were excited to be a collaborator with this fantastic team. Check out the latest kudos from AARP National Magazine who did a story on the Forget Me Not Project which appeared in their latest issue.
November 9, 2011
Duke Healthcare Conference, Fuqua School of Business, Durham.
We were invited to present at this prestigious conference and our own Joe Franco, Associate Director of Advocacy from our Washington, D.C. office joined us and gave a wonderful luncheon presentation to Fuqua School of Business students. Joe also participated in a policy panel regarding the state of healthcare. The grand finale of that day was the interview at NBC-17’s “My Carolina Today” program with Joe Franco discussing the Advocacy initiatives championed by the Alzheimer’s Association.
This award is presented annually to an extraordinary Alzheimer's advocate who has shown outstanding leadership.The play explores one family's experience with Alzheimer's and aims to raise awareness of the disease and the need for increased support, services and federal research funding. In the course of researching the play, Davis learned how underfunded Alzheimer's research is and was spurred to become involved with advocacy.The play explores one family's experience with Alzheimer's and aims to raise awareness of the disease and the need for increased support, services and federal research funding. In the course of researching the play, Davis learned how underfunded Alzheimer's research is and was spurred to become involved with advocacy.
Please contact Eileen McGuinness-Vaillancourt (919-803-8285 or Eileen.McGuinness-Vaillancourt@alz.org) for more information