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Junior Alzheimer's Association Committee (JAAC)

A new Junior Alzheimer’s Association Committee (JAAC) has been formed for the Central and Western Virginia Chapter.  We are a network of local young professionals who have come together to raise awareness and philanthropic support for the fight to end Alzheimer's disease. JAAC is a partner to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central and Western VA. Membership is free and open to individuals who participate in committee activities.

If you have any questions or ideas please feel free to reach out. We hope you'll join us to learn more!

Jessica James


Upcoming Events

Come Hang Out at Firefly and get to know JAAC

Are you looking for a fun and vibrant group of young professionals in Charlottesville who are interested in giving back to the community? Come hang out and have a drink with JAAC (Junior Alzheimer's Association Committee) at Firefly on February 23rd from 7:00pm to 10:00pm!

We welcome anyone who's interested in learning more about JAAC events, volunteering, and the committee and organization itself.

Come play games, have a drink or two, and let us get to know each other!

A great opportunity to join the advocacy team!

We are searching for "team" members to join our advocacy teams in ALL districts. Currently, the Central and Western Virginia Chapter covers 3 districts - VA - 05 - Robert Hurt; VA06 - Bob Goodlatte; and VA 09 - Morgan Griffith. Our goal for raising awareness about Alzheimer's issues is to build advocacy 'teams" - similar to WALK teams. The head of the team is the "ambassador", We currently have ambassadors for our three districts. We are striving now for team members to help support the Ambassadors. The role of the team member is to coordinate with the Ambassador for making visits to the district office if possible, and sending emails or letters to the editor as appropriate. We offer training and monthly Advocacy calls. If you are interested in becoming involved, please call or email Ellen Phipps:
434-973-6122, ext. 103


Walk to End Alzheimer's Volunteer Opportunities -

Walk would not be possible without the support of our fantastic volunteers! As a volunteer, we count on your invaluable contribution of time and energy to make the event a success. We have various needs for volunteers beginning at 6:30am until the end of each Walk.

If you are interested in volunteering on Walk day, please contact:

Charlottesville, Culpeper Walks
- Julia Craig,, (434) 973-6122, ext. 101

Harrisonburg, Staunton Walks
- Desiree White,, (540) 649-0877

Lynchburg and Danville
- Jane Massie, (434) 845-8540

Roanoke and Blacksburg
- Suzanne Cresswell, (540) 345-7600

10 Signs and 10 Ways flyer

Walk Donation Form


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Help urge lawmakers to fund critical Alzheimer research and support programs.
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Attend a special event that benefits the Alzheimer’s Association.

Get the Friendsgiving fun without any of the work! Join JAAC at Starr Hill for food, beer, games, and prizes. Moe's Original BBQ-Charlottesville will be there with their Thanksgiving sandwich, arley cakes will be there with 3 choices of pie, and of course Starr Hill will be donating $1 per pint sold to JAAC. We'll be showing a Thanksgiving movie on the projector and having a cornhole tournament (with delicious prizes). Come out and get your Thanksgiving on early!


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.