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- Volunteer Spotlights
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Zeneshia Zenon

The reason why I volunteer is to educate our local community. I feel that Alzheimer's Disease does not get the same attention and urgency that cancer or heart disease does. I am not downplaying these diseases at all. But why aren't corporations doing more to also assist on raising awareness regarding Alzheimer's? We have pink items for Breast cancer, red for heart disease ,etc. We can't wait on corporations though; it's our duty as volunteers to educate as much as we can.

I want to end Alzheimer's Disease because I have personally experienced the stress and heartache that comes from taking care of a loved one with the disease. It's a disease where constant caregiving is necessary. It's a disease that takes away the person you love. I want to help end the heartache.

Beatriz Elizondo

I volunteer because it is important to me to raise awareness for Alzheimer's Disease. Most importantly, I understand the challenges that caregivers undergo and I wish to show them that they are not alone. I strongly believe that together we can make a difference and end Alzheimer’s.

Sheryl Mayers

My name is Sheryl Mayers. My mother, Dorothy Brooks, passed this year February 10th, 2016. I volunteer because I found that the information made available to me from the Alzheimer's Association, whether at workshops, calling the help line or participating in one of the support groups need to remain available and volunteering helps me stay informed and continue to inform others. I want Dementia of the Alzheimer's type to end so that another generation doesn't have live with asking the question, "HOW CAN I STOP IT FROM HAPPENING TO ME"?

Brenda Nelms & Glenda Nelms

We volunteer to bring awareness about Alzheimer's disease. We want to educate as many as we can about the effects of this disease. I always say Alzheimer's doesn't just take the person. It takes their personality. - Brenda

Travis Boldt

In my time working in Senior Care, I have noticed that a lack of knowledge about the diseases my patients face and the resources that are available to them is the biggest barrier to improving their Quality of Life. I volunteer with the Alzheimer's Association because educated families make better decisions.

Alice Williams

I have served the Alzheimer’s Association since 2004 as a support group leader and committee member for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Galveston/Bay Area. As a senior care professional, I see how dementia affects not only the person with the diagnosis, but their families, friends and community. I believe that people need connection to others throughout their lives, especially when faced with an incurable illness.

Working with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide caregiver education and support gives me a sense of purpose in being part of something much larger that helps countless family caregivers face their challenges. Volunteering for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s each year reminds me of how many people are affected by this disease and that we all need to work together to get through it. By advocating for research and funding, I feel that I make a difference for those I serve now and that I provide hope for a cure for Alzheimer’s.


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
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