Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraising Events

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Fundraising Events:

Saturday, September 10th; 10am-3pm
Car Wash Fundraiser at Splash-n-Dash; 9940 Mayland Drive in Richmond

Brookdale & Splash-N-Dash Carwash & Detailing are partnering up for a car wash to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

Brookdale Employees from Brookdale Imperial Plaza, Brookdale Gayton Terrace, Brookdale Richmond West, and Brookdale Midlothian will be volunteering their time to wash windows and dry cars for tips. All of these tips will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Richmond.

Splash-n-Dash will donate a minimum of 10% of all sales on September 10th to ALZ and customers can increase the percentage to 20% simply by entering ALZ’s Community Partner Code at the auto sentry pay kiosks. The funds raised will be added to the Brookdale “Tips for ALZ”.

 

Saturday, September 10th; 2-5pm
Blue & BBQ Fundraiser at Wilderness Community Church; 10501 Plank Road in Spotsylvania

Music by: Fredericksburg Blues Society, The Handsome Coyotes, Dave Nichols, Dear John Band, Bruce Middle, Steve Alston, Paradox Plus. A $10.00 Love Offering is appreciated.

 

Sunday, September 11th – Thursday, September 15th
Dining for Dollars at Glory Days Grill; 10466 Ridgefield Parkway in Henrico

From September 11th through September 15th, Glory Days Grill will donate 10% of the food and non-alcoholic beverages purchased to the Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s!

At the end of your meal, ask for a copy of your itemized guest check (NOTE: not the charge card receipt). Then mail this check to: Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Cox Road, Suite 130, Glen Allen, VA 23060, ATTN: Jeff Baldwin. We will then submit your receipts to Glory Days and they will make the donation.

 

Thursday, September 15th; 11:30am-1:30pm
Food Truck Fundraiser at Genworth; 6620 W. Broad Street in Richmond

Portion of proceeds from Shamsuki and River City Wood Fire food trucks will be donated to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

 

Thursday, September 15th; 5-8pm
Fundraiser at The Veil Brewing Company; 1301 Roseneath Road in Richmond

The Veil Brewing Co. will donate 15% of beer sales between 5pm-8pm to the Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

 

Saturday, September 17th; 4:30-6:30pm
Blank Canvas Nite at Studio D Yoga; 1811 Huguenot Road in Midlothian

A portion of the $45 fee will be donated to #ENDALZ.  Contact doveydw@aol.com for more information.

 

Saturday, September 17th; 7-10pm
Art Party Fundraiser at Side Street Gallery; 127 Pickwick Ave. in Colonial Heights

The cost is $35 and includes all supplies and materials, wine and snacks for the evening. $30 will be donated to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Space is limited to 25 people. RSVP by calling 804.536.0011.

 

Thursday, September 22nd; 4-10pm
Fundraiser at SweetFrog; 210 England Street in Ashland

Mention that you are there to support the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s and a portion of your transaction will be donated.

 

Saturday, September 24th; 11am-1pm
Bowling for a Cure at Splitsville Lanes; 51 Towne Center Blvd in Fredericksburg

Tickets are $20 each cover unlimited bowling & shoe rental. Food will be available at an additional charge with a portion of the proceeds for food sales being donated as well. Contact Lara at 540.371.4563 or Andrew at 540.376.3131 to buy tickets.

 

Monday, September 26th; 11am-9pm
Cause an Effect Fundraiser; Any Richmond or Fredericksburg Chipotle

Tell the cashier you are there to support the Alzheimer’s Association and 50% of your purchase will be donated to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

 

Thursday, September 29th; 11:30am-1:30pm
Food Truck Fundraiser at Genworth; 6620 W. Broad Street in Richmond

Portion of proceeds from Opa and Four Brothers Bistro Burger will be donated to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

 

Saturday, October 1st; 10am-2pm
Kids Walk to Fight Alzheimer’s at Walter Reed Convalescent; 7602 Meredith Drive in Gloucester Courthouse
$10 per person / $15 per family; Proceeds will be donated to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  For more information, please contact Julie P. Boothe at 804.693.6503 or jboothe@vahs.com

Thursday, October 20th; 3-9pm
Fundraiser at SweetFrog; 210 England Street in Ashland

Mention that you are there to support the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s and a portion of your transaction will be donated.

 

Thursday, November 1st; 3-9pm
Fundraiser at SweetFrog; 210 England Street in Ashland

Mention that you are there to support the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s and a portion of your transaction will be donated.

2o16 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sponsor Opportunities

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Local sponsors of Walk to End Alzheimer’s have a unique opportunity to impact the success of the event while displaying commitment to the local community. At the Alzheimer’s Association, we take pride in offering mutually beneficial sponsorship packages that offer a wide range of rewards for participating companies and organizations. Sponsors are encouraged to take their commitment one step further by organizing a team to walk and raise awareness.

To learn more about the opportunities available for our three Walks, please visit:

RichmondWalkSponsorshipOpportunities2016

FredericksburgWalkSponsorshipOpportunities2016

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2015 Grand Champions and Champions

Middle Peninsula – Northern Neck Walk to End Alzheimer’s Grand Champions

Heidi Bristow
Nelson Clark
Jacqueline Jones
Kristi Newman
Michele Stump
Donald Talbott
Christy Talbott

Middle Peninsula – Northern Neck Walk to End Alzheimer’s Champions

Maritza Cooper
Lydia Fuller
Nancy Hazzard
Beatrice Johnson
Amy Lewis
Marjorie Mitchell
Jessica Showers
Kyle Talbott
Suzanne Turner
Jonathan Tustin and Carolyn Hughes

Fredericksburg Walk to End Alzheimer’s Grand Champions

Angela Altizer
Kelly Bassler
Cindi Bowen
Anne Boyles
Barb Cole
Jeanine Denno
Melanie Fenwick
Michelle Gomez
Jane Johnson
Hannah McDonald
Mark Mead
Jeff Perry
Danielle Powell
Edward Ronckovitz
Laura Rutledge
Terry Ryan

Fredericksburg Walk to End Alzheimer’s Champions

Diana Bright
Angela Davis
Roberta Dezeeuw
Cheryl Erndle
George Hall
Kristin Lawrence
Cheryl Marshall
Jennifer McLaughlin
Jennifer Muse
Phillip Nicholson
Marqessa Njie
Anne Overington
Ruthi Pietras
Sarah Resnick
Judy Scheibe
Kimberly Sullivan
Theresa Wanex
Mackenzie Wanex

Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s Grand Champions

Susan Hudson
Stephanie Alegria
Jennifer Allen
Farah Allen
Nancy Anderson
John M. Anderson Construction
Ralph Andrews
Jeff Baldwin
William Cabaniss
Ruth D’Alessandro
Gail Duncan
Lee Edwards
Afton Edwards
Elena Edwards
Thresa Felix
Brad Fleenor
Jami Flemmons
Koren Flint
Amanda Griffith
Katie Hamann
Cindy Hamlin
Stephanie Hobbs
Teedie Johnson
Deborah Jones
Brad Kiscaden
Marie Kolendo
Diane Logan
Richard Long
Chris Maher
Andrea McCauley
Megan McManus
Alicia Miller
Christine Nicholson Ward
Pam Overbey
Peter Polignone
Stefanie Powell
Ryan Redd
Crystal Rollins
Selena Sanderson
Kirsten Schlegel
Buck Stinson
Shelbi Tabler
Kendra Tribble
Elizabeth Watson
Karen and Bill Whitworth
Carrie Williamson
Mary Wooten
Andrea Yoak

Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s Champions

Tracy Carr
Jeaninne Baumann
Annie Alexander
Stephanie Anderson
Lora Anderson
Kaitlyn Baumann
Chris Blaum
Janet Campbell
Teresa Catlin
Paige Chargois
Barbara Cole
David Darden
Tina DiBello
Cathy Driggers
James Duke
Wanda Fauth
Nancy Feldman
Marcia Finsterwald
Allyson Foor
David Garrett
Melissa Hagerman
Kathryn Hallett
Lynn Hancock
Sue Henneberry
Denise Holt
Natasha Howard
Micah Hunt
Wanda Hunt
Mary Johnson
Shannon Jones
Billie Leonard
MaryAnn Lowenstein
Christy Lyons
Brenda Macrae
Lydia Maddox
Ashleigh Moody
Cassandra Naville
Peggy Nieder
Sherry Peterson
Sally Raderer
Mary Beth Rawls
Sarah Reiske
Allison Rothschild
Thomas Rowe
Kendra Rudman
Kelly Shumate
Wilma Smith
Laurie Snyder
Tracy Stauffer
Rich Thomas
Mary Tomes
Sherry Tucker
Lauri Walker
Erin Walsh
Brittany Walton
Amanda Walton
Jean Wightman
Aidan Williams
Lori Wimer
Julia Yates

 

 

 

Why I Walk – Michelle Gomez

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My name is Michelle Gomez and I Walk to End Alzheimer’s in honor of all those affected by the disease – their caregivers, their families, their friends.

I Walk to support and advocate for the residents and families at Greenfield Senior Living communities, where I work. Prior to my employment at Greenfield, I never saw first-hand how Alzheimer’s and dementia impacts so many lives, and my eyes have been opened to a heart breaking journey.

I listen to the stories of our residents. Who they once were. Who they are now.

I am here for these families, to reassure them, to share their stories, their challenges. I let them know that if they can’t cry here, where are they going to cry, and I have shared their tears.

I remind them to live in the moment – every single moment – and enjoy these moments as much as possible.

This year, I am also delighted to be the 2015 Fredericksburg Walk to End Alzheimer’s Chair.

I am proud to champion the cause and to engage and motivate others in our community to get involved.

Together, we can and will stay strong, walk on, and end Alzheimer’s!

You can now register for the 2015 Walks to End Alzheimer’s.

Northern Neck – Middle Peninsula: Register and donate at bit.ly/NNMPWalkToEndALZ2015

Fredericksburg: Register and donate at bit.ly/FredericksburgWalkToEndALZ2015

Richmond: Register and donate at bit.ly/RVAWalkToEndALZ2015

Why I Walk – Brad Fleenor

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My name is Brad Fleenor and I am the 2015 Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s Chair and I Walk to End Alzheimer’s for my grandmother Mimi.

My Mimi, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008 and from that moment on, my family has been deeply impacted by this disease.
One spring day, while I was living outside of Atlanta, I called my Mimi for our weekly chat, and she said how much she missed me and was coming to see me.

This completely caught me off guard.

My Mimi, at the age of 74, driving through downtown Atlanta? I thought this must be a joke. Much to my surprise, that weekend, Mimi called me as she was coming through Atlanta stating that she was almost to my house.

Now, this must seem like normal to you, but it certainly is out of character for her. Mimi would never drive that far alone.

That visit turned into a three-month visit and we had a great time during her extended time with me, from cooking dinner together, to going out and exploring Georgia.

Life moves by so quickly, and if we had only connected the dots back then, I believe we would have all chosen to get to spend three months with our vibrant grandmother.

I was the first grandchild, and clearly I was the favorite, so I thought. Now I know all her family was special to her. This was truly her last road trip by herself.

Later on, our family moved from the happy times, laughing and celebrating life, to my Mom and Dad faithfully taking care of her day in and day out.

Having Mimi live with them, assisting her with her daily life activities, was not a choice, it is what they did.

We did not have to sacrifice family time, our family was growing, with my sister expecting her first child and Mimi going on all our family trips and vacations, to Massanutten, Virginia Wineries, Charleston, Nags Head and Fort Lauderdale, we sure did have fun and as my Mother always says, “we made memories” during these difficult times.

As time went on, the care became too much for my parents to handle, eventually moving Mimi back home to her same town in Liberty, Kentucky, to be near her other children and grandchildren.

With my Mom and Dad making many trips to Kentucky to visit Mimi, things would never be the same. After a while, Mimi did not know them and now lives in her own world each day.

Why is life so cruel, to take something so precious away from our loving family and rob us of our Mimi?

Mimi is still with us in body, however, in spirit she has crossed to the land of memories. I know that she would be very proud of her family.

So the reason I Walk and volunteer for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, is very simple, to give hope to those who cannot speak anymore.

To be the rock for those who need a shoulder to cry on.

And most importantly, to keep the memory of my Mimi alive in my heart!

The Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee and volunteers are some of the most dedicated, passionate and challenge driven individuals that I have ever met and I hope that you join us for this year’s Walk on Saturday, November 7th.

You can now register for the 2015 Walks to End Alzheimer’s!

Northern Neck – Middle Peninsula: Register and donate at bit.ly/NNMPWalkToEndALZ2015

Fredericksburg: Register and donate at bit.ly/FredericksburgWalkToEndALZ2015

Richmond: Register and donate at bit.ly/RVAWalkToEndALZ2015

Why I Walk – Elise Patterson

WhyIWalkMy name is Elise Patterson and I Walk to End Alzheimer’s for my grandmother and great-grandmother.

Alzheimer’s is prevalent in my family, with my great-grandmother being diagnosed before I was born.

My family has shared stories from when my mother was pregnant with me, and how my great-grandmother, despite being told of the pregnancy and seeing my mother often, was surprised and upset when I was born because, as my great-grandmother said, “nobody told me.”

I Walk for her and her memory.

My grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s nearly seven years ago. It has been upsetting to come to the realization that my extremely intelligent grandmother is no longer able to carry on a conversation about our mutual love of literature, particularly Shakespeare. Because I live hours away from home, I do not see her as often as I would like, and now I am afraid that every time I see her, she will no longer recognize me.

So, I also Walk for her and in her honor.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an unforgettable experience! Just being there, seeing so many people Walking in honor of those they love, or in memory of those they’ve lost was so inspiring.

Everyone needs to get involved.

If Alzheimer’s hasn’t touched your life yet, just imagine what it would be like to go home and have your own mother, or grandmother, not know who you are. View you as a stranger. Nobody should have to go through this terrible disease, and neither should their loved ones.

We CAN end Alzheimer’s by coming together.

You can now register for the 2015 Walks to End Alzheimer’s!

Northern Neck – Middle Peninsula: Register and donate at bit.ly/NNMPWalkToEndALZ2015

Fredericksburg: Register and donate at bit.ly/FredericksburgWalkToEndALZ2015

Richmond: Register and donate at bit.ly/RVAWalkToEndALZ2015

Why I Walk – Marie Kolendo

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My name is Marie Kolendo and I Walk in memory of my very good friend Marcelle Cook.

Marcelle was a 70-plus year old, vibrant and fun loving French Canadian, who loved traveling and spending time with her daughter and grandchildren.

Four years ago Marcelle was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and she passed away in November of 2012.

While it was very difficult to see Marcelle and her family face so many challenges as the disease progressed, it was comforting that given my work with the Alzheimer’s Association I was able to help them find support groups and other programs to ease the burden to the extent possible.

The 2014 Walks to End Alzheimer’s may be over, but there is still time to donate.

Get involved and make a difference for the millions of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias!

Northern Neck – Middle Peninsula: Donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_NorthernNeck

Fredericksburg: Donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_Fredericksburg

Tri-Cities: Donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_TriCities

Richmond: Donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_GRVA