Women are at the epicenter of Alzheimer’s disease. Founded in 2017, Illinois Women Conquer ALZ seeks to engage and empower more women in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by raising awareness and taking action through fundraising events, education and advocacy initiatives.
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Any new member who signs up between now and May 11 is entered to win two tickets to the Power of Purple, a garden party luncheon on June 9. Visit ilalzwomen.org for more information.
In this article, we feature Illinois Women Conquer ALZ member, Lourdes Cornelius.
How did you initially hear about IWCA, and why did you decide to join?
Alzheimer’s continues to affect the lives of friends who either become caregivers or are responsible for an elderly family member. I was first exposed to Alzheimer’s disease when my husband’s grandfather began going out for walks and was unable to find his way home. One of the most difficult experiences I had was leaving him in a facility as he
What has your membership been like thus far? What do you hope to accomplish as a member?
Being a member of this group has been amazing. I quickly joined the steering committee to help organize programs. The women who are part of this association are even more amazing. They are dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s while supporting each other mentally with their personal stories as to why they have joined. Making advancements for a cure for this disease is critical. This goes beyond scientists, researchers
Why do you think this group is important?
With membership focused on women, the conversations that we
In your opinion, why should other women join IWCA?
Why not fight this disease together? Together we are