Monday, July 20, 2009

Golf Benefit

Saturday, August 1
4 person golf scramble
River's Edge Golf Course
Werth Road, Alpena

9:00am registration
10:00am shotgun start

continental breakfast
lunch following play
lots of prizes

100% of the proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association in Northern Michigan. Hosted by Memory Walk's Stevens Team, George Stevens, Jr. - captain.

Cost, including lunch, 18 holes and a cart, is $75/per person and $300/per team. Accepting up to 28 teams. Contact the office for more information at 989.356.4087.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

TEENS IN ACTION - Youth Volunteers

Teens in Action is a local group of volunteers from area junior high and high schools , who are dedicated to the Alzheimer's Association’s mission to “enhance the quality of living for all persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease…by providing leadership, advocacy and awareness”. This group of remarkable youth have created their own Memory Walk Team and are looking for more kids to join. If you are a teen in junior high or high school and live in the Traverse City area, we would love for you to be a part of our Memory Walk Team and to join us in our mission. Contact Lisa at (231) 929-3804 for more information.

Maintain Your Brain - Thursday, July 23rd

Our own Diane O'Connor is presenting
"Maintain Your Brain"
in a one-hour presentation.

where: Alpena Library, upstairs conference room
when: Thursday, July 23rd, at 7:00pm
cost: donations welcome

This presentation explores what recent research efforts and reports say about maintaining your brain through lifestyle choices and activities. Come and learn what you can do to help "Maintain Your Brain"!

989.356.4087 - Alzheimer's Association office

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Time for TEAMS!

It's time to get our Memory Walk teams up and running!
(Sorry... I mean 'walking')

Our Memory Walk dates for Northern Michigan are:
Alpena - September 19th
Traverse City - September 26th
Gaylord - November 7th
(and YES! - Gaylord is an indoor event!)

But the
Memory Walks aren't for a couple of months. Why are we organizing now?

Great question!

We want to organize now and get the 'work' of the walk out of the way so we can enjoy the day when it arrives. However you raise your Memory Walk team goals is up to you, by planning early, you have time to hold a garage sale, bake sale, BBQ party, card party, or some other event. You may not want to have an event at all, but you still need some time to contact people and businesses to sponsor your team.

Remember, you do not have to physically be at Memory Walk to participate! You can have a virtual team with members from around the world using the walk web pages (links above - click on the walk names). This is a fun way to involve families who are spread out over the globe.

Whatever you do this year to help with Memory Walk is greatly appreciated by the people and families living with Alzheimer's Disease in Northern Michigan. The funds raised through Memory Walk support programs, counseling and materials they rely on for assistance in managing their ever changing walk with Alzheimer's. Thank you!