Alzheimer advocate competes for Miss America crown
On Saturday, Jan. 26, Melissa Chaty of the Alzheimer's Association San Diego/Imperial Chapter will compete as Miss California in the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas. The pageant will air live on TLC (check listings at tlc.discovery.com).
Melissa is using her Miss California title to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease. As Miss California, Melissa has received press coverage from TLC's "Miss America Reality Check," celebrity writer Robin Leach, The Las Vegas Review-Journal and The Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
For more information on the Miss America pageant, visit www.missamerica.org.
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit www.alz.org.