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Welcome to our monthly e-newsletter to keep you up to date on everything happening in our chapter's 7,400 square mile area. Please send any feedback, information on your fundraising efforts and pictures to Kristy at

$100 Million Dollar Walk
Dave Stephens 

Dave Stephens (our Chairman of the Board!), Darren Gerlach (of Lynchburg), & TJ Pruier (of Virginia Beach) will be walking over 200 miles to D.C. to tell elected officials that Alzheimer's deserves a $100 million dollar investment to carry out the National Alzheimer's Plan and to raise money for their Walk to End Alzheimer's® teams. They will be arriving in D.C. on Alzheimer's Action Day (9.21.12) during World Alzheimer's Month!

blue arrow - background transpFollow the walk on Facebook or read Dave's blog, then share it with your friends and family! 
blue arrow - background transpDonate to Dave's Walk Team here.
 tiny purple arrow Come out on September 12, 11:30 a.m. to the Alzheimer's Association Parking Lot, 6350 Center Drive (Koger Building), Norfolk to give the three men an energizing send off. Wear purple and you can even walk a mile with them to get them started! If you live in Newport News or Williamsburg, you can also meet them at specifc stops to cheer them on - Sept. 13th for Newport News and in Williamsburg either late afternoon on the 13th or early on the 14th. Exact times and locations will be announced on their Facebook page. If you would like an email instead, contact us at

South Hampton Roads Walk to End Alzheimer's® Kick-Off

Walk to End Alzheimer's Logo

Join us! August 23, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Uno Chicago Grill, 5900 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk. Registered participants will receive a walk sport bag (while supplies last). If you haven't already, you can register at the event. Questions? Contact Jennifer Crabtree at 
tiny purple arrow Up to 20% of food proceeds this evening will benefit with Alzheimer's Association. Flyer will be posted on Facebook and in the next e-news! Share it with your co-workers, friends and family.

World Alzheimer's Month is September!

World Alzheimer's Month

In September 2012, the Alzheimer's Association will observe the second annual World Alzheimer's Month. You can help us increase awareness.
  • On September 1st, change your main picture on social media sites to:
     Facebook WAM Picture (right click this image and click save as)
  • Encourage everyone in your office and your family and friends to wear purple on Alzheimer's Action Day (September 21) and email the picture to us at so we can post it in an album. View pictures from last year!
  • View this Flyer for more ideas for your company or organization.

Thank you for voting us A. Dodson's August Charity of the Month!

Every time a customer rounds up their purchase, A. Dodson's will match it. At the end of the month, all money will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association. Visit A. Dodson's at 2948 Bridge Road, Suffolk or view their website. A. Dodson’s carries trendy clothing, distinctive home furnishings, exquisite gifts, and antiques of yesteryear. 

Vote for us in the Subaru "Share the Love" Event


Don't forget to vote everyday now through Aug. 26! The Alzheimer's Association is in the running to be a part of the Subaru "Share the Love" event! In 2008, Subaru started the “Share the Love” event as a way to help make a difference in people's lives and their communities. Over the holiday season, for every new Subaru vehicle leased or sold, Subaru will make a charitable donation in the amount of $250 to the buyer's choice of the five selected charities. Help us be chosen as one of five charities at


Support Respite Care Subsidy Assistance for Alzheimer’s family caregivers

 Tina Micula
50% of the proceeds from the downloads of Just 3 Words and I'm Still Here will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter.
tiny purple arrow More information on how to purchase the music or a special DVD here.

Ping Pong  MUST LINK

Enjoy Ping Pong? We Need You!

If so, we are looking for some Ping Pong enthusiasts to be part of a committee to support a Tournament in March at Old Dominion University.
blue arrow - background transp If you would like to help, contact Gino Colombara at or 757.459.2405. 

Upcoming Events

Nails Uptown Friendraiser 
TODAY! August 16. Visit Nails Uptown, 5251 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg and 20% of your services will be donated to the Williamsburg Landing Walk to End Alzheimer's team. Come enjoy a manicure, pedicure, facial or massage! Enter to win gift baskets with a donation of any amount. They will be raffling off gift baskets every hour from 11 a.m. -7 p.m. Cash, check and credit card donations are accepted. Make checks payable to Alzheimer’s Association. Call Nails Uptown to make an appointment. 564-1809 For more information, contact Kristin Forbes at 253.9711.

Summer Concert Series at Warwick Forest
TONIGHT! August 16, 7 p.m. Join us for live music and dancing! Donations will be accepted for the Walk to End Alzheimer's®. Warwick Forest, 1004 Old Denbigh Blvd. Newport News. Takes place inside Warwick Forest at Burton Hall Keswick Place. Entertainers: The Lyrics Big Band Music. Flyer

2nd Annual "Kathy's Purple Heart Event" "We Heart Art"
August 18th 7:30p.m. - 10p.m. Simply Selma's, 1860 Laskin Road Virginia Beach. 757.428.2885. More information.

Alzheimer's Day at Moe's in Williamsburg
September 6, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Windormeade Marketplace. Present this coupon and Moe’s will donate 20% of your receipt to support the Williamsburg Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Party to Remember
September 8, 7 - 11p.m. at One Life Fitness Xpress in Oyster Point, Newport News. Food - Fun - Exercise - Door Prizes. Fundraising event to benefit the Peninsula Walk to End Alzheimer's. $10 requested donation minimum. Call Rona at 757.329.4440 for more information.

"Family Night" at Chick-fil-A Friendraiser
September 10th, 5-8 p.m. Chick-fil-A at Salem Crossing, 2013 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach location only. Our Lady of Perpetual Help’s “Angel’s for the Cure” Walk To End Alzheimer's Team is hosting this event to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Chick-fil-A will donate up to 15% of the evening’s sales to the Alzheimer’s Association. You must bring in this flyer.

California Pizza Kitchen Friendraiser
September 12, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. MacArthur Mall location, 300 Monticello Ave. Bring this flyer and 20% of your purchase will go towards the Walk to End Alzheimer's. This friendraiser is hosted by Sherry's Strutters!

Laugh to End Alzheimer's - Stand Up Comedy
September 16, 5:30 p.m. at Funny Bone Comedy Club, Virginia Beach. Join Cletus Kassady and others for an evening of comedy for a cause. Come out and have a laugh, bring your family and friends. You can even sign-up for the Walk to End Alzheimer's while you are there! Tickets are $10 per person. Purchase tickets at $10.00 per person. Contact organizer Pat Knight at for more information. Flyer.

Wash & Blow Dry Friendraiser
September 21, 4 - 6 p.m. All “Wash & Blow Drys” are offered with a recommended donation of $20 (valued at $25). What I Want? Salon, 312-I Lightfoot Rd.,Williamsburg. Call (757) 345 -2812 to make an appointment. If you are wearing purple in honor of Alzheimer’s Action Day, you will receive a free purple Alzheimer’s wristband. Flyer

"You Are Here" Film Screening
September 27. Reception - 6 p.m., Film showing - 7 p.m., Q & A - 8:30 pm. Oast & Taylor Invites you to attend a special screening of "You Are Here" at the University Theater at Old Dominion University. The 78-minute movie is a drama depicting one woman’s journey with early onset Alzheimer’s. LIMITED SEATING, reserve yours now at: 757-452-6200. Flyer

12th Annual Worst Golf Tournament
October 6th* NEW date, Hell's Point Golf Club, 2700 Atwoodtown Rd, Virginia Beach.
Our friend Tim Worst of Virginia Beach created this fun event and asked us to be part of it last year. 75% of the proceeds benefit the Alzheimers Association & 25% benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. $400 per team. Lots prizes, give-a-ways, dinner, awards, win a car, etc. Contact Tim at or 757.353.1555. Facebook Logo for Stationery Event

Walk to End Alzheimer's®

4 Metro Walks
Western Tidewater- Constant's Wharf, Suffolk | Saturday, September 22, 2012 Facebook Logo for Stationery Event
South Hampton Roads- Neptune Park, Virginia Beach | Sunday, October 14, 2012 Facebook Logo for Stationery Event
Peninsula- Port Warwick, Newport News | Saturday, October 20, 2012 Facebook Logo for Stationery Event
Williamsburg- Community Building, Downtown | Saturday,October 27, 2012 Facebook Logo for Stationery Event

2 Rural Walks
Eastern Shore - Senior Perspectives Office, Nassawadox | September 29, 2012 Facebook Logo for Stationery Event
Farmville - Longwood University | October 4, 2012 Facebook Logo for Stationery Event

1 Satellite Walk
Old Dominion University | September 20, 12 p.m.
Presented by the Student Government Association. For more information on how to sign up, contact Tami Park, Community Liaison, 

Community Run Walk
South Boston Alzheimer's Support Walk | The Woodview, 103 Rosehill Drive, South Boston | September 13, 5p.m. For more information contact Dawn Emerson at 434.517.7534.

Local Educational Classes Coming Up

Orientations to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
Orientations are offered free by the Alzheimer’s Association to family caregivers. Registration is required at least 2 business days in advance, call 800.272.3900. Participants will receive the Alzheimer’s Association’s local resource manual, Getting Started.
o August 15, 1 - 3 p.m. Norfolk.
o August 21, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Hampton.
o September 10, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Suffolk.
o September 11, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Norfolk.
o September 12, 1:30 - 3 p.m. Franklin.
Family Caregiver Education
Education classes for families and friends are offered free by the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is required at least 2 business days in advance, call 800.272.3900 or email
o  Sensible Communication - August 22, 10:30-12:30 p.m. Churchland Library (Portsmouth).


YAAA! Upcoming Events

YAAA! is our young professionals group. Most members are 21 to 45+.

o  New Member Interest Social will be on August 30, so come anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. to this informal networking social! Big Woody's Bar & Grill at Chesapeake Square Mall, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd, Chesapeake. RSVP by Facebook or send an email to Ginny at

o YAAA's Monthly Meeting will be September 11, 6 - 8 p.m. Location TBA. Monthly meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

o SAVE THE DATE - 2nd Annual Kickin’ Alzheimer’s Kickball Tournament. December 1 - Indian River Middle School at 10 a.m. $25 person, 12-20 players per team. Online registration will begin September 10, 2012.

blue arrow - background transp "Like" the new YAAA! Facebook Page!


Event Recaps

Mindful Art
The walk committee on the Eastern Shore threw a great art event in August. Thanks to everyone who participated! View the pictures here.

Peninsula Walk to End Alzheimer's® Kick-off
See pictures from this fun event!

Senior Advocate Partnership Kick-off
We have partnered with Senior Advocate Resource Guide as they launch a new edition for the Southside. A portion of advertising sales comes back to us! See pictures from the kick-off party.




Thank you to our Major Corporate Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor
Riverside Logo 2012
Gold Sponsors 
Province Place Corporate Sponsor 2012 2013

Silver Sponsor
Comfort Keepers 2012 Logo
Thank you, advertisers!:
If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, advertising, or just want to get your company involved, contact Gino Colombara at

Support groups are also taking place each month.

Educational classes and orientations on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

More fun events to benefit the chapter.

Free Professional Dementia Training Sessions.

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