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Welcome to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter media page. This page will help inform members of the media about events going on around our 68-county territory. You will have the opportunity to read through our newsletters, quarterly magazine, current media releases and social media pages. Our communications department can help you develop stories by arranging interviews with experts on Alzheimer’s disease and providing you with the latest information on Alzheimer’s and brain health. Click here to contact our communications department.

 

 

 

 

                          


If you are a member of a news or media organization, please feel free to use information for our Web site in your stories. Please cite the Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Illinois Chapter as the original source and provide your audience with our Website address, www.alz.org/illinois.  Please also include our Helpline number 800.272.3900. For information on media partnerships contact Nancy Rainwater at 847.933.2413 or by e-mail nrainwater@alz.org

Our communications department can help you develop stories by arranging interviews with experts on Alzheimer’s disease and providing you with the latest information on Alzheimer’s and brain health.

Story topics may include:

  • Latest Research Trends
  • Maintaining a Healthy Brain and Lifestyle
  • Prevention
  • Alzheimer’s Association latest Facts and Figures
  • Caregiving Tips and Techniques
  • Safety
  • Early Stage Support Services
  • Palliative Care
  • Caregiving Ethics
  • Services Offered by the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Spirituality and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s

We can also help you:

  • Arrange interviews of persons with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers
  • Obtain the latest statistics and Association position statements
  • Get Alzheimer’s Association Journal news releases
  • Provide story ideas
  • Obtain B-roll footage
  • Provide public service announcements

Contact our Communications Department:

 

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Nancy Rainwater, Vice President, Communications
847.324.0373 Direct Line
815.871.0094 Mobile
309.662.8392 Bloomington
618.985.1095 Carbondale
217.351.1726 Champaign
847.933.2413 Chicago
815.744.0804 Joliet
309.681.1100 Peoria
217.228.1111 Quincy
815.484.1300 Rockford
217.726.5184 Springfield
nrainwater@alz.org

   

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Kaylin Risvold, Senior Manager, Media Relations
847.779.6948 Direct Line
312.315.5496 Mobile
847.933.2413 Chicago
815.744.0804 Joliet
815.484.1300 Rockford
krisvold@alz.org

 

Liz Gunty, Communications Associate
309.282.6654 Direct Line
708.601.5116 Mobile
309.662.8392 Bloomington
217.351.1726 Champaign
618.985.1095 Carbondale
309.681.1100 Peoria
217.228.1111 Quincy
217.726.5184 Springfield
lgunty@alz.org


 

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