Join the cause
The Alzheimer’s Association--Eastern North Carolina Chapter invites you to become an Alzheimer 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.
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 - Lobby Day at the Capitol in Raleigh
Please contact Eileen McGuinness-Vaillancourt (919-803-8285 or Eileen.McGuinness-Vaillancourt@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
We 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.