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The Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter, invites you to become an Alzheimer advocate. Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

Add your voice to ours — become an advocate today.

Act now

Write Congress and request more research funds.

Congress needs to know what’s important to you. Tell your elected officials to restore vital funding to Alzheimer research, care and prevention. Write now.

What is an advocate?

Alzheimer advocates play an important role in improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by working to improve dementia care and services; improve access to community-based care; improve quality care in residential settings; and expand funding for research and public programs serving people with dementia.

As an advocate, you will:

  • Receive regular updates about current legislative and public policy issues.
  • Stay on top of policy and legislative issues through alerts and updates.
  • Make calls or write to legislators to forward public policy priorities to improve quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s.

Are you passionate about public policy?

Volunteer ambassador for 18th Congressional District needed
The Alzheimer’s Association - Central Illinois Chapter is looking for a Volunteer Ambassador for the 18th Congressional District who is passionate about public policy and the need to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer's Ambassador Program is designed to enhance the Alzheimer's Association's federal government relations efforts. Alzheimer Ambassadors are grassroots volunteers selected to serve as the main point of in-district contact for a targeted member of Congress.

In this volunteer position, the individual will act as a constituent leader on Alzheimer’s disease and will cultivate a working relationship with Congressman Darin LaHood (R), who has represented the district since September, 2015. He or she will meet with LaHood four times a year and participate in monthly teleconferences with Association staff and fellow ambassadors across the country.

The 18th Congressional District covers central and west central Illinois, including parts of McLean, Peoria, Sangamon, Stark and Tazewell counties, and all of Adams, Brown, Cass, Hancock, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, Menard, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler, Scott and Woodford counties, as of the 2011 redistricting which followed the 2010 census. All or parts of Bloomington, Chatham, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Macomb, Morton, Normal, Peoria, Quincy and Springfield are included.

The volunteer should have a passion for public policy and be available 3 – 5 hours a month to serve in this role. This experience is deeply rewarding and educational. Contributing skills and energy to this important local task will have national implications as we work together to build a world without Alzheimer’s.

Read Volunteer Job Description Here

Illinois advocacy

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Please call 888.272.3900 to sign up to become an advocate.

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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.