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National Team Type:Member National Team - Company Name:Actors & Artists Unite to End ALZCompany URL:https://www.alz.org/AAUnite

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Actors Unite to End ALZ

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Why We Walk: 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. We have teams from Wisconsin to Louisiana; from California to Massachusetts; from Connecticut to Florida and a wonderful team that is based in New York and London, England. As of March of 2020, the Actors & Artists Unite National team has raised over $285,000.

I read the stories of all of our teams - "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!" 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 always so thrilling to hear "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 lost my father last summer- he had Dementia. I had promised him- "A cure in our lifetime." Now, I work that much harder, walk that much further to keep my half of that promise- a cure in mine. I was honored and humbled as many members of my team added my dad’s name to their purple flowers to walk in his honor. We walk for our own loved ones and for each other. We 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. 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.

So, come join us! Come walk with us! Our goal is to have a team in every state of this country! 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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[Company Name] Team Coordinator:

Contact Name:Nancy Daly
323-932-9194

Email Address:sassyblonde3@att.net

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Top 10 Events
Top 10 Teams
Team Name Event Name Amount Members
Actors and Artists Unite NYC 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Manhattan, NY

$4,055

9

Let the Memory Live Again 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Manhattan, NY

$3,635

17

Actors and Artists Unite Washington DC 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC

$1,815

2

Claudia's Characters 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Buffalo, NY

$1,415

2

Valerie's Crew / Team Langkafel 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Manhattan, NY

$1,180

1

Actors and Artists Unite - Sarasota, FL 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Sarasota County, FL

$804

1

Actors and Artists Unite LA 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Los Angeles, CA

$605

4

Connecting Within 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Annapolis, MD (Anne Arundel)

$545

1

Staples Girls' Swim and Dive 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Fairfield County, CT

$365

15

Actors & Artists Unite - La Crosse 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - La Crosse

$325

11

Top 10 Participants
Participant Name Event Name Amount
Grand Champions Club Self Donor Kathleen Vestuto 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Manhattan, NY

$2,100

Grand Champions Club Patricia Tanguy 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Manhattan, NY

$2,100

Grand Champions Club Self Donor MaryJane Scime 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Buffalo, NY

$1,415

Grand Champions Club Self Donor Nancy Daly 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC

$1,295

Grand Champions Club Self Donor Mike Brouwer 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Manhattan, NY

$1,270

Grand Champions Club Linzie Langkafel 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Manhattan, NY

$1,180

Champions Club Self Donor Grace McLaughlin 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Manhattan, NY

$635

Champions Club Doug Wirth 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Annapolis, MD (Anne Arundel)

$545

Champions Club Self Donor Barbara Papendorp 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC

$520

Champions Club Self Donor Jozelyn Davis 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Manhattan, NY

$500