Monthly Archives: June 2016

To Honor a Family: Why I Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Growing up, sisters Katie and Angela always had a strong connection to their family. They were especially close to their maternal grandmother Flora, or Mammaw, as they each referred to her. “She was the most awesome grandmother” they recalled, nearly in unison. Their Grandpa Pullus was the family protector, the one who took care of […]

Care, Cause and a Cure for Alzheimer’s

By Bob Le Roy  Dear Friends, Alzheimer’s disease is complicated.  It is often said that no two cases are alike.  We often do not know who has it or what causes it.  We cannot prevent it, and we cannot cure it. At the Washington State Chapter, however, our work is really quite simple. Its essence […]

Your Walk Community

Last year, nearly 8,000 people across Washington State and Northern Idaho joined a Walk to End Alzheimer’s. From Sequim to Coeur d’Alene, Longview to Skagit Valley, Walla Walla to Seattle and everywhere in between, we are in this together. Check out your Walk community from the Pacific Ocean to Idaho and sign your team up […]

24 Hours to Double Your Impact

The 2016 Match Challenge is in its final hours. Don’t miss your chance to double your impact in the fight against Alzheimer’s! The Challenge ends at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, June 30th. All donations of $100 or more to Walk teams across Washington and Northern Idaho will be matched up to $60,000. Now is the time. Join […]

The Longest Day: From Washington to Idaho and beyond

From sunrise to sunset, across Washington, Northern Idaho and the nation caregivers and individuals affected by Alzheimer’s honored loved ones on The Longest Day. Check out the amazing impact teams from your community had right here at home and across the nation!      

Dennis Mahar, advocate for elderly, dies of cancer at age 63

BY BEN MUIR, published in the Olympian   Dennis Mahar, longtime director of the Area Agency on Aging for Thurston, Mason and Lewis counties and a devoted community volunteer, died of cancer late Tuesday at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. He was 63. “I don’t think any of us imagined a world without Dennis […]

25 Ways to Raise $100 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Have you joined the Match Challenge? You can double your impact but only until June 30. Start your team and jump start your fundraising with these 25 ways to raise $100!