Tanya lives in Lexington, KY and works for the Fayette County Public Schools as an Executive Assistant to the Superintendent. She has volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association since 2012.
In what way do you volunteer?
I have facilitated informational workshops for churches, college students, sororities, and health fairs. I am also an active member of the Alzheimer’s Speaker’s Bureau and a Congressional Team Member for Representative Andy Barr.
Why do you support the Association?
I support the Association to bring more awareness to all communities, but especially the African American community. Personally and passionately I am an advocate on behalf of my father. My father passed in 2014 with this devastating disease. The goal is to continue to bring awareness, impart knowledge, and support a cause for a cure.
What impact do you think the work with the Association has on the community?
The level of awareness in the communities I am fortunate to visit have yielded increased participation and support, knowledge of this disease, donations, and a willingness to learn.
What else are you involved with in your community?
I am the Musician/Choir Director for my church. I also plan and coordinate church trips and vacations, youth and children events, family fun nights, as well as special programs honoring k12 and college students. I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Why would you encourage others to support the Association?
There is no cure for this disease. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in this country. We need as many supporters as we can to find a cure. A single voice represents many families and loved ones banned together as caregivers, siblings, parents, children, and of course those who are stricken with the disease. They need everyone to help.