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The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter invites you to become an Alzheimer’s Advocate and join us in speaking up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. We are the largest group in Illinois advocating on behalf of those living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Add your voice to ours — become an advocate today.


Advocate Spotlight - Angie Mitchell


By now you know that Illinois advocates working to end Alzheimer’s don’t do anything small – ever! We never just meet expectations. In fact we are the ones helping raise the bar across the country, challenging advocates in other states to advocate harder and more effectively to contribute towards the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission: A World Without Alzheimer’s©.


Illinois Ambassador Program makes history – again


In honor of The Longest Day®, Illinois advocates from around the state created the first ever statewide Longest Day Team. With over 40 members raising $9,000 and engaging 4 congressional offices, it was the second largest team in the Country!

We kicked off the summer with a great barbeque with Congressman Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton). Congressman Roskam (pictured right) attended with his family, and once again doubled down on his commitment to battling Alzheimerxs disease by sharing news of his newly launched campaign geared towards assisting caregivers of individuals with Alzheimerxs. Advocates thanked Congressman Roskam for his support of the Hope for Alzheimerxs Act, which among other things, provides access to care planning resources upon a formal diagnosis.



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Advocates in DC Advocates with Tammy Mark Kirk
 Mike Quigley

Advocates and Alzheimer’s Association staff meet with Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) about the importance of Alzheimer's legislation.


Advocates and Alzheimer’s Association staff meet with Representative Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) about critical Alzheimer's legislation in Congress.


Advocates, including Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter President and CEO Erna Colborn, meet with U.S. Senator Mark Kirk. 


Representative Mike Quigley
(IL -05) shows his support for the Alzheimer’s cause by wearing a Walk to End Alzheimer’s T-shirt as he works out in the Congressional gym in D.C.