View Upcoming Fundraisers Thrown by Friends of the Chapter here.
Coastal Virginia Magazine's
"2015 Best Of Coastal Virginia" Party
July 23, 2015, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Chesapeake Conference Center
700 Conference Center Drive, Chesapeake VA
The readers have chosen... from the Peninsula to the Southside, over 70,000 votes were cast in a wide variety of categories such as Restaurants & Bars, Local Attractions, Home & Garden, Shopping, Health & Beauty and much more. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter.
Go here for more information. Get your tickets here.
Peninsula Walk To End Alzheimer's Kick Off
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Thursday, August 6 at 6 - 7:30pm
Kiln Creek Golf Club and Resort - 1003 Brick Kiln Blvd, Newport News
Enjoy light hors-d’oeuvres & cash bar. The evening concludes with a candle lighting ceremony to remember those lost to Alzheimer’s disease. RSVP to Rona at 757 329-4440 by July 30. See the Facebook event page.
Kickoff Sponsored By Peninsula Foot & Ankle Specialists
2015 Facts & Figures
Includes a special report on disclosing a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
Download the report here.
My Brain Matters - "Still Alice" - A story of love, family and hope
Julianne Moore, Maria Shriver, Kristen Stewart, Sandy Oltz, Lisa Genova, Dr. Maria Carrillo, Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns—these are some of the amazing women behind "Still Alice," a movie that gives us a rare window into the experience of living with Alzheimer's disease—a glimpse of the inside looking out.
Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), a renowned linguistics professor, starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of younger-onset Alzheimer's disease, Alice and her family (daughter played by Kristen Stewart) find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking and inspiring.
From the beginning of the screenwriting process, women have been remarkable catalysts for bringing the story of “Still Alice” to life. From Maria Shriver as an executive producer to a myriad of Alzheimer's Association experts and volunteers, including individuals living with Alzheimer's disease, women worked behind-the-scenes guiding both script and character development. Alzheimer's Association Chief Science Officer, Maria Carrillo, Ph.D., advised on the script to help ensure scientific accuracy. Alzheimer's Association National Early-Stage Advisor Sandy Oltz, who was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer's at age 46, provided Julianne Moore with an understanding of her daily experience.
By giving a frank and open portrayal of just how devastating Alzheimer's is to a person's emotional and physical well-being; family and career; and all other facets of life, our hope is "Still Alice" will move more people join the fight against Alzheimer's.
"Still Alice" is beautiful, frightening and powerful, and a reminder that Alzheimer's needs to be addressed now. With women at the epicenter—both more likely to have Alzheimer’s and more likely to be caring for those with the disease—the Alzheimer's Association and the women of "Still Alice" ask all women to help wipe out Alzheimer's. Join the movement!