At Beverly-Hanks, we believe that every person in our community should have the opportunity and means to Live the Life You Choose.
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. In recognition, today we take a closer look at the Alzheimer’s Association of Western North Carolina. They have been making a difference locally since 1980 so that people suffering from Alzheimer’s and related disorders can live the life they choose.
What is the Alzheimer’s Association of Western North Carolina?
The Alzheimer’s Association is the premier national nonprofit working to provide information and support to the 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders. Founded in 1980, the national organization is the largest private supporter of Alzheimer’s research. Through their chapters, the Alzheimer’s Association provides and enhances care and support for those affected. They also work to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
The Western Carolina chapter serves more than 100,000 people currently living with Alzheimer’s disease across 49 counties in Western North Carolina. The chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy, including:
- A 24-hour helpline.
- Support groups.
- Educational programs.
The Alzheimer’s Association of Western North Carolina offers many opportunities to get involved and to make a difference at a local level.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
According to their site, “The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.” NAI Beverly-Hanks Commercial Broker Associate Robin Boylan is an active participant in the Walk. He says on his donation page:
By participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, I’m committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research, care, and support. Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
Robin raised more money for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® this year than any other individual in Western North Carolina—and nearly 50% more than the nearest individual participant. We are so proud of his commitment to reclaiming the future for millions! Asheville’s 2017 Walk took place in September, but donors can still contribute to the cause online.
Get More by Giving Back
Beverly-Hanks is immeasurably proud of our agents and staff for their regular involvement in strengthening the community through service and financial support. We encourage you to get involved, too.
Support local business now and in the future by giving of your time and money to an organization like the Alzheimer’s Association of Western North Carolina that means something to you. Reach out to the Alzheimer’s Association or contact your Beverly-Hanks agent to learn about local nonprofits in your community.
Alzheimer’s Association of Western North Carolina
31 College Place, Suite D-103, Asheville