Thank you to our awesome volunteers!

In honor of national volunteer week, April 15-21, the Alzheimer's Association would like to thank every volunteer for their dedication to the Greater Illinois Chapter. Because of your passion we are able to make Alzheimer's a priority and move our mission forward.

Today we highlight one of our Chicago office volunteers, Kathleen Hotton. Kathleen comes to our Chapter with a wealth of knowledge and a personal connection to Alzheimer's disease. Kathleen's husband, Voyer, had the disease. He passed away in 2007.

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New report shines light on Alzheimer's crisis
According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s® 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the United States an estimated $200 billion in 2012, including $140 billion paid by Medicare and Medicaid.
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Two chances left to attend a Family Forum
Are you caring for someone who is affected by memory loss? Do you want to connect with others who are facing a similar journey? Join us for the 2012 Alzheimer’s Association® Family Forums and realize – you are not alone and we are here to help!
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Have fun, buy art, fight Alzheimer's
Don’t miss the 9th annual Unforgettable Art. At this unique event, we will raise our hands in the fight against Alzheimer's. Not only will you be pledging your support against a terrible disease, you'll also be bidding on pieces of art created right before your eyes by one of 50 artists. There will be hors d'oeuvres, drinks and a live auction. Unforgettable Art will take place on Saturday, April 28, at the Prairie Street Brewhouse in Rockford. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
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Ride your bike for Alzheimer’s
Have you ever wanted to ride your bike on Lake Shore Drive? Then join us for the MB Financial Bike the Drive event on Sunday, May 27. Each ALZ Stars team member will receive a technical T-shirt to train in and wear on race day. We will provide you with a training plan, fundraising guidance and, most importantly, the camaraderie of a team that is participating to achieve the same vision--a world without Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll celebrate our progress and share our enthusiasm at the pre-race pasta dinner. On race day, enjoy exclusive access to the ALZ Stars tent and amenities.
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Join us to advocate in D.C.
Get ready to stand up and be heard. Registration is now open for the Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum — the premier Alzheimer’s public policy event. Join fellow passionate advocates in Washington, D.C., April 23-25, as we take our message directly to Congress and raise our unified VOICE. During these three powerful days, we will fight for our legislative agenda, and fight for a future without Alzheimer’s disease. Click here to get a video sneak peek into the Advocacy Forum experience and to learn more about the event. Register today.
Calling all businesses for Forget-Me-Not Days
During May businesses across Illinois will raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease by selling Forget-Me-Not flower pin-ups to customers. The Forget-Me-Not Point of Purchase program is a simple way for your business to raise money and demonstrate your reputation as a civic leader in your community. We are currently seeking locations to participate in this free and easy program. Please contact Erin King, Manager of External Relationships at 847.779.6952 or erin.king@alz.org with leads.
We Need You…to join our Board of Directors
The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter is now seeking talented and dynamic individuals to join our Board of Directors. The Greater Illinois Chapter’s Board of Directors is an elite group of recognized leaders in Illinois dedicated to ending Alzheimer’s disease. Illinois is poised to see a 14% increase in the number of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. We need a strong Board of Directors to ensure the Chapter’s ability to meet the growing demand for services.
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Upcoming Community Education Programs:

April 3, 2012 | Plainfield
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

April 3, 2012 | Aurora
Just Diagnosed?

April 4, 2012 | Oak Park
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

April 4, 2012 | Audio Conference
Long Term Care – Decoded

April 10, 2012 | Aurora
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

April 11, 2012 | Joliet
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

April 13, 2012 | Lemont
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

April 17, 2012 | Plainfield
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

April 17, 2012 | Rockford
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

April 17, 2012 | Mahomet
Know The Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters

April 18, 2012 | Lindenhurst
Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

April 19, 2012 | Bloomingdale
The Boomer Generation: What you need to know about Alzheimer’s disease

April 19, 2012 | Hazel Crest
Know the 10 Warning Signs

April 20, 2012 | Normal
Living with Alzheimer’s

April 24, 2012 | Waukegan
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

April 24, 2012 | Plainfield
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

April 25, 2012 | Lincolnshire
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

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