June 13, 2013
Champions Club Luncheon
The Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina held its first annual luncheon to honor the members of its Champions Club. Raising $500 or more in support of the Alzheimer's Association is a tremendous accomplishment, and it is important to show all our Champions just how much we appreciate their drive and passion. The luncheon was held at the North Ridge County Club and members of the Champions Club were honored, along with players from Blondes vs. Brunettes who went above and beyond in their fundraising.
Interested in forming a team for one of our five Walk to End Alzheimer's? Visit www.alz.org/walk to register your team now!
June 12, 2013
Action Day at the Capitol
The Alzheimer's Association Eastern and Western North Carolina chapters teamed up to bring a day of advocacy to North Carolina's legislative buildings. Advocates from across the state joined together to visit with legislators to convey the importance of Alzheimer's support in this state. Senators Floyd McKissick and Shirley Randleman, along with Lt. Governor Dan Forrest, addressed attendees with words of support for the mission of the Alzheimer's Association.
June 1, 2013
Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh Game Day
After a whirlwind season filled with socials, media interviews and jerseys, Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh wrapped up their season with a very successful game day. In all, Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh raised more than $50,000 in their second season! So who won the big game? Team Blonde! Team Brunette won last year’s inaugural game, so the Blondes’ win tied up the score, which will create even more of a rivalry at next year’s game!
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 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.