Advocate

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The Alzheimer’s Association--Eastern North Carolina Chapter invites you to become an Alzheimer's advocate. Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

Add your voice to ours — become an advocate today.

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Upcoming events

Join us in Raleigh and help us #endalz in North Carolina!

NC State Capitol

In 2013, advocates from across North Carolina came together to let our state legislators know that we must make Alzheimer's a priority in North Carolina. 

Wednesday, May 21st, we will once again take the lawn between the legislative buildings to bring our message of hope to North Carolina. There are 180,000 North Carolinians currently suffering with Alzheimer's.  Many more are undiagnosed, and the cost of care is destroying North Carolina families.

Join us to learn about the Alzheimer's Association's state policy priorities and meet face-to-face with key elected officials to tell them your personal story.

Stand with us by registering below, and join us to let your voice be heard on May 21 at the Capitol.

What: North Carolina State Advocacy Day
Where: North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh

When: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

To register, please click here. Please contact Kristina Koehler at 919-803-8285 or kkoehler@alz.org for more information.


What is an advocate?

Alzheimer advocates play an important role in improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by working to improve dementia care and services; improve access to community-based care; improve quality care in residential settings; and expand funding for research and public programs serving people with dementia.

As an advocate, you will:

  • Receive regular updates about current legislative and public policy issues.
  • Stay on top of policy and legislative issues through alerts and updates.
  • Make calls or write to legislators to forward public policy priorities to improve quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s.

North Carolina advocacy

Alzheimer's Association Advocate Award
 
Garret Davis Advocate AwardWe are proud to announce that Garrett Davis, one of our Alzheimer’s Association Ambassadors in Eastern North Carolina, was recently honored with the Alzheimer’s Association Advocate Award at the Annual Advocacy Forum in Washington D.C.  This award is presented annually to an extraordinary Alzheimer's advocate who has shown outstanding leadership.
 
Garrett is a playwright and an actor and created the "Forget Me Not Project" as a tribute to his grandmother, who died of Alzheimer's while Garrett was in college, and the family members who cared for her. The play explores one family's experience with Alzheimer's and aims to raise awareness of the disease and the need for increased support, services and federal research funding. In the course of researching the play, Davis learned how underfunded Alzheimer's research is and was spurred to become involved with advocacy.
 
We are so proud of Garrett and want to thank him for his dedication to the fight against Alzheimer’s in our community and beyond. 

To learn more about our local efforts, sign up to become an advocate today.

Federal advocacy