The Alzheimer’s Association® Illinois Chapter invites you to Team Up Against Alzheimer’s. This is a student-focused fundraiser designed to promote brain health, spread awareness and raise funds through student-coordinated events or activities. It is flexible enough to be an on-going effort or a one-time occurrence and aims to motivate young people to get involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
Who can participate?
Anyone can form a team. Whether it's a sports team, a club, a class or a group of friends--everyone can help in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
When does this event take place?
"Team Up" fundraisers can occur anytime during the school year. Depending on the group hosting, the fundraisers can coincide with athletic events, school functions, holidays, etc.
What is the level of involvement?
The type and number of activities your team hosts, are completely up to you! You can even create your own!
Click here for a list of activities to help you get started.
Why it's important for younger generations to act now
The earlier we educate people about this disease, the better chance we have at preventing it, fighting it, and even curing it. Teaching students to recognize symptoms helps increase the number of early diagnoses and become better prepared for the emotional and financial burdens as the disease progresses. As this issue becomes more prominent throughout people's lives, it may encourage them to donate or participate in studies to help advance research. It can inspire young people to take a vested interest in a global issue, partake in community service or pursue careers in science, medicine, healthcare, or public policy to help the cause. The cure for this disease may even lie in one of the minds of today's youth!
Questions? Please contact Sari Eilon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.779.6952.
Whether you're an athlete or a fan, you are the MVP in the fight against Alzheimer's!