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Research Studies in Virginia

Virginia Tech - Are you caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s or dementia? Virginia Tech’s Center for Gerontology needs your help to understand why family caregivers do or do not use community services when caring for relatives with Alzheimer’s or dementia.  HOW CAN YOU HELP?  If you are caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and live in one of the following counties, you are invited to participate. There will be one 45-minute telephone interview and seven 10-minute phone interviews.  You will receive a Walmart Gift Card for up to $50 for your participation.  Call 540-231-9250 for more information.

Alleghany (24422, 24448, 24457, 24474)
Bath (24412, 24445, 24460, 24484)
Botetourt (24064, 24066, 24077, 24083)
Craig (24121, 24131)
Highland (24433, 24442, 24458, 24465)
Rockbridge (24435, 24439, 24472, 24473)
Floyd (24091)
Giles (24124, 24128, 24134, 24136)
Montgomery (24060, 24062, 24063)
Pulaski (24301)
Radford (24141, 24142, 24143)

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 x8507


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, jcraig@alz.org, (434) 260-7718

Harrisonburg, Staunton Walks
- Joni Runzo, jrunzo@alz.org, (434) 270-0721 

Lynchburg and Danville
- Jane Massie, jmassie@alz.org (434) 329-7927

Roanoke and Blacksburg
- Suzanne Cresswell, scresswell@alz.org (540) 632-0973

10 Signs and 10 Ways flyer

Tri-County Walk Route Map


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Chipotle fundraiser for Walk to End Alzheimer's Sept. 7, 2017


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.