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MEMBER NATIONAL TEAM - ACTORS & ARTISTS UNITE TO END ALZ

Actors Unite to End ALZ

 

Why We Walk: We take care of our own. That is the foundation of the Actors and Artists Unite to End Alzheimer's National Team.

It began in May of 2011 via a series of phone calls and emails to my fellow actor friends around the country -- "Gang- I have this idea . . ." By September, four teams walked in Washington DC, New York City, Miami and Los Angeles and raised $23,000 in their first year. In 2013, Actors and Artists Unite became the first non-corporate Friends and Family National Team for the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

I was stunned at how many people I contacted had a loved one who was living with or who had died from Alzheimer's. It was bittersweet to hear- "I lost my grandmother . . . my dad . . . we are at the point of having to put our mom in a facility. She is wandering out of the house and most of the time- she doesn't know us." So many families- so much loss and suffering. AA Unite was built by reaching out to our friends and colleagues around the country via word of mouth and social media. We would hear- "I'm walking in with you in Texas! We just started a team in Tennessee!" In 2014, 42 teams walked in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Galveston, Wilmington, New Orleans and more to raise over $116,000 since 2011. We are grass toots- all volunteer. Through this team, I have discovered the compassion and strength of the artistic community around the country. Now that we are a national team, it is so amazing for me to get calls- "Nance- I have a friend who is at Oregon Shakes. I have a friend who works at Disney. Do we have a team in Ashland? Do we have a team in Orlando?" and I get to say- "We do now!"

I walk for my mom -- who died in 2012, for my dad who was my mom's caregiver and for my aunt. I walk for my team and everyone that they have lost or are losing. I walk for anyone who knows how heartbreaking it is to look in the eyes of someone you love and have them not know you- to watch them fade away until they can no longer speak or move. This is Alzheimer's.

I walk because through the commitment and solidarity of this amazing team -- we walk in glory. We walk for a cure for this nightmare. We walk to bring light out of all this darkness. And we walk in hope and strength for a future- that we can all remember. Our team motto is, 'When Actors and Artists Unite -- the World can Shift!', and it has. So, come join us! Come walk with us! All are welcome! And as we Irish say- Slainte!!"

In loving solidarity —

Nancy Daly
Founder and National Team Captain and Coordinator
Actors and Artists Unite to End Alzheimer's
www.alz.org/AAUnite - our national team page!
Email - sassyblonde3@att.net
Direct contact- 323-932-9194

Please read Nancy's story: "Living in Twilight: A Daughter's Alzheimer's Story."

 

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Actors & Artists Unite to End Alz National Team Coordinator:

Nancy Daly
323-932-9194
sassyblonde3@att.net





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Amount Raised:$1,925.00
Number of Gifts:21
Total Recruited:54
Top 10 Events
Event Name Gift Amount Members Recruited
2015 Buffalo Walk to End Alzheimer's

$1,185.00

3

2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's - A2Y-Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, MI

$300.00

4

2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Long Island, NY

$250.00

2

2015 NYC Walk to End Alzheimer's

$190.00

10

2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Newport , RI

$0.00

2

2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Rockland County, NY

$0.00

0

Top 10 Teams
Team Name Event Name Gift Amount Members Recruited
Claudia's Characters 2015 Buffalo Walk to End Alzheimer's

$1,185.00

3

Ending Alzheimer's For Norma's Art 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's - A2Y-Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, MI

$300.00

4

Feerick/Davis 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Long Island, NY

$250.00

2

Actors and Artists Unite NYC 2015 NYC Walk to End Alzheimer's

$190.00

9

Top 10 Participants
Participant Name Event Name Gift Amount
Grand Champions Club Self Donor Loretta Greasley 2015 Buffalo Walk to End Alzheimer's

$1,010.00

T-shirt Achieved Kaitlyn Feerick 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Long Island, NY

$250.00

T-shirt Achieved Self Donor MaryJane Scime 2015 Buffalo Walk to End Alzheimer's

$175.00

T-shirt Achieved Hillary Glime 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's - A2Y-Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, MI

$145.00

Self Donor kate shindle 2015 NYC Walk to End Alzheimer's

$85.00

Katelyn Glime 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's - A2Y-Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, MI

$85.00

Self Donor Kathleen Vestuto 2015 NYC Walk to End Alzheimer's

$50.00

Self Donor Jacqueline Affatati 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's - A2Y-Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, MI

$50.00

Self Donor Joanne Dorian 2015 NYC Walk to End Alzheimer's

$35.00

Self Donor Sid Solomon 2015 NYC Walk to End Alzheimer's

$20.00

Company Fundraising Status
Goal:
$50,000.00
Achieved:
$1,925.00
4 percent of goal achieved.