Join Our Advocacy Team
With help from advocates like you, we've passed critical legislation and increased federal research funding five-fold since 2011. But our work isn't done and we need dedicated advocates like you to build on this success in Congress and in the Tennessee state capital. We'll train you to advocate in a variety of ways, some of which just take an hour or two every few months. Whatever your experience and availability, we're eager to have you on our advicacy team! Will you join us?
Meet Our Tennessee Advocates
Below you can meet a few Tennesseeans who are currently volunteering as part of the Tennessee Chapter's advocacy team. As you'll see, we have a diverse group of Advocates who have been impacted by Alzheimer's in different ways and are called to this work for different reasons. We hope you'll join them and use your voice to fight Alzheimer's!
Amy Elder and Landon McBroom
"I am proud to be an Advocate in honor of my aunt who lost her courageous battle with Alzheimer’s on September 19, 2015, after a decade long fight. I advocate in her memory to raise awareness for a cure, fight for legislation that makes sense for the patient as well as caregivers, and educate anyone who will listen. I also want to ensure we aren’t leaving our younger kids behind. Landon McBroom is my right hand as I work to raise funds and awareness — he even came to the Day on the Hill!"
"As a clinical neuropsychologist, I assess for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and diagnose it at different stages. As a clinician, I have shared the rollercoaster of optimism and disappointment as potential interventions are introduced, only to be
shallowly understood. It became clear to me that Alzheimer’s research needed substantial support and the only way to achieve this was going to be at the legislative level."
"I started advocating for the Alzheimer's Association Tennessee Chapter two years ago. I lost my grandmother to Alzheimer's disease when I was 16. I was a caregiver to mom and lost her to Alzheimer's disease when I was 33. Now, my sister Suzie is in the late stages of Alzheimer's. All of this has had a devastating impact on my family and I want to change the course of this disease for my daughter, son and future generations."
Make a difference. Join us!