Leann Cooney

is fundraising to honor:

Yiayia

Fundraising Progress

Leann Cooney
of Goal
$110 Raised
$1,000.00

I am

supporting the fight to end Alzheimer's

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Good Food for Great Brains

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My Story

Nine years have passed since we lost my Yiayia (Greek for grandmother), and in those years my life has changed tremendously. My family & I moved from Massachusetts to Knoxville, TN. We love living here in Knoxville, but miss our extended family. 


I worked for the Alzheimer's Association as an office & volunteer coordinator until covid caused the loss of my position and many others. I'm still volunteering to help this great cause end this awful disease and all types of dementia. I have seen how devasting this disease can be. My yiayia had Lewy Body Dementia. We watched her struggle & fade away for 10 years with this horrible disease before she passed in 2012.

My cousin's Great Aunt Marci, whom I had close ties to had Alzheimer's. It was hard to have her cry out in terror and back away from me when I visited with my new husband after having not seen them for a while. She had no idea who I was and it scared me, having never experienced this before.


I miss all my yiayia's fabulous Greek cooking but have followed her and my family's recipes to become a cook my yiayia would be proud of. I make some of my favorite Greek foods, including: Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna), Spanakopita (Spinach Pie), & Baklava. I also cook stuffed peppers, beef stroganoff, chicken pot pie and bake various items: various Cookies, Rum Cream Pie & Toffee Squares. I'd love to cook for you to help raise money for the Alzheimer's Association.

I will be making some instructional cooking videos of my favorite food (listed above) and posting them, asking for a donation to watch them. I hope you'll support me!


If interested in buying a dish (all proceeds for ALZ):

A main dish, feeding 6-8 people: $50.00

A large tray of Spanakopita or Baklava: $50.00 each

Desserts: 1 pie or 2 dozen cookies or tray of Toffee Squares: $25.00 each


Great for an addition to holiday cooking or if you just don't want to cook. everything but pie freezes well. Need 3-4 days notice. I'll deliver to your front porch or we can meet at a convenient location. FB message me or email: leanncooney@gmail.com to place an order.


We all have a reason to End Alzheimer's!

Today, an estimated 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer's or other dementias, including more than 5 million Americans. In the United States alone, 16 million friends & family members are providing their care. We must take action now, or these numbers will continue to rise. 

Thank you for your support!



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