ALZ Stories

The best time to volunteer? Now: Amanda and Christyna’s story.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is a community driven event. This means that, behind the scenes, a group of incredible volunteers dedicate their time each year to bring us together for the world’s leading event to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Both Christyna Hengstler and Amanda McCallum are celebrating their second … Continue reading The best time to volunteer? Now: Amanda and Christyna’s story.

My Cousin, Stacy

By Lori Stanton, Alzheimer’s Association Regional Manager Growing up, there were four of us. It never mattered that we didn’t all have the same Mom and Dad; as cousins, we were blood, and that was all we needed. In the earliest years, we didn’t even realize that one of us was a little different than … Continue reading My Cousin, Stacy

Sorority Involvement Strengthens Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the Pacific Northwest

By Hudson S. Tyler, Alzheimer’s Association staff ΣΚ Sigma Kappa brings women together through lifelong opportunities for social, intellectual and spiritual development. Members regularly volunteer while they are in college. This mission also goes beyond graduation. Sorority alumnae bring their values for personal growth, friendship, service and loyalty to community service later in life. For … Continue reading Sorority Involvement Strengthens Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the Pacific Northwest

Mom’s Legacy of Love: Kelly and Teresa’s Alzheimer’s Story

By Stephanie Foster, Alzheimer’s Association staff Family is everything Kelly Hovland, a financial advisor with Edward Jones® in Portland, loved growing up in a large family in the Midwest. When she married her wife, Teresa Schmidt, she joined an even larger family. In fact, it was Teresa’s proclivity toward family that first caught Kelly’s eye. … Continue reading Mom’s Legacy of Love: Kelly and Teresa’s Alzheimer’s Story


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