Alzheimer’s Association calls for community engagement and support

WHEELING — The Alzheimer’s Association is reaching out to the Ohio Valley community to rally support for its upcoming events in 2024. As the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research, the association is committed to making a significant impact in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association invites businesses, individuals, and media outlets to join hands in supporting two upcoming major events: the Ohio Valley Brain Ball and the Upper Ohio Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The Ohio Valley Brain Ball is set to take place on June 15 at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack.

This gala event promises an evening of inspiration, entertainment, and fundraising, with all proceeds dedicated to advancing Alzheimer’s research, care and support programs.

Tate Blanchard, Alzheimer’s Association board member and Brain Ball event chairman, said they were preparing.

“We are actively seeking sponsors and volunteers who share our passion for making a difference in the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s,” Blanchard said. “Your support will not only contribute to groundbreaking research but will also provide crucial services for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s here in the Ohio Valley.”

Additionally, the Upper Ohio Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Sept. 22 at Wheeling Park. This event brings together communities to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

“We encourage everyone to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s — whether as a walker, volunteer, or sponsor. Together, we can create a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia,” Blanchard said.

The Alzheimer’s Association is also actively seeking media sponsors who are interested in sharing compelling stories, recruiting volunteers and engaging participants for events throughout the year.

Media partners can play a vital role in amplifying the association’s mission and fostering community involvement.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, volunteer roles,or media partnerships, contact Blanchard.

He urges members of the public to join the Alzheimer’s Association in making a lasting impact on the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and working toward a future without this illness.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

For more information, visit alz.org or call the 24/7 helpline at 800-272-3900.


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