The Alzheimer’s Association counts on over 35,000 volunteers nationwide to help fulfill our mission. During National Volunteer Week, the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter would like to extend our gratitude to our volunteers for all they do in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. In this article, we feature
Tell us a little about yourself!
I live in Libertyville with my loving husband and 3 four-legged ‘kids’. My daughter Becca has left the nest and is a lovely independent professional. I love to cook, and I frequently share my meals for those going through challenges in their life. I can’t fix their problems but I can offer a meal made with love and compassion.”
What is your personal connection with Alzheimer’s disease?
“My grandfather had Alzheimer’s. I was very young and I remember finding it very odd that he could not remember me or his own daughter. I now work at Sunrise Senior Living and every day I see many people living with this disease. I also moved my mother into Sunrise last April ”
What led to your involvement with the Alzheimer’s Association?
“I offered to lead the Sunrise Buffalo Grove team for 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We succeeded in being the Highest contributor of all Sunrise Communities in the United States.”
What kind of volunteer work do you do for the Association?
“I am on the 2019 Lake County and Northwest Suburban Walk Committee. I have been actively volunteering with the association since last year.”
Why is volunteering with the Association important to you?
Why do you think others should volunteer?
“The deaths from Alzheimer’s continue to rise each year. We need the support of passionate and dedicated volunteers so that a cure can be found.”