Impact - Newsletter and Program Calendar
Thank you for helping us make an impact in 2015Thanks to the tireless efforts of our volunteers, staff and donors, 2015 was one of our best years yet, with record-breaking Walk to End Alzheimer’s success and more people than ever before benefitting from our clinical support. Our combined efforts help build momentum to bring us closer to our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.
Through increased advocacy for greater federal research funding and heightened efforts to spread the word about our programs, we are working to position ourselves to help the ever-growing population of people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.
A few highlights from the past 12 months:
Walk to End Alzheimer’s success (see PDF link above for more)
• $577,321 raised from our five central Ohio Walks through Nov.
• 18 percent growth in participants
• 15 percent growth in participant dollars
• 47 percent growth in sponsorship dollars
Paint the Night Purple
Our annual gala raised $196,760—a $20,000 increase from last year.Held November 6 at Hollywood Casino Columbus, we welcomed 388 guests this year, an 18 percent increase in attendance.
Care, support and education
Our staff and volunteers led more than 500 support group sessions this year.
14 new support group facilitators participated in an eight-hour training in October at the new Dempsey Family Research and Education Center at Riverside Hospital Neuroscience Center.
Our staff responded to more than 2,300 Helpline calls this year.
Our chapter presented more than 130 education programs in 2015.
Marysville Education Symposium
A capacity crowd of 125 people attended our Marysville Caregiver and Professional Education Symposium in October, featuring noted neurologist Dr. Douglas Scharre, NBC 4’s Colleen Marshall and chaplain Bruce Benzig.
LGBTQ Equity Conference
Our clinical staff participated in outreach, planning and education at the first LGBTQ Equity Conference in October.
Our staff participated in the annual NBC 4 special, “A Journey Through Alzheimer’s” hosted by Colleen Marshall, a strong advocate in the fight to end Alzheimer’s.
Hundreds of advocates from around Ohio came to the Statehouse in April to lobby for more respite funding, resulting in a 25 percent increase – the first such increase to that funding in eight years.
Looking ahead to 2016
Memory Day will be April 20 at the Statehouse.
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with our annual party on Friday, June 17.
Our signature event continues to grow and will be held on June 20. For more information visit:
Blondes vs Brunettes ,the Junior Committee annual flag football game, will be Saturday, June 25.