The Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter will honor a local individual and an organization as its 2019 Mission Champion at the Dimensions of Dementia Community Forum on May 9.
Nominations are now open for the award, which recognizes distinguished community work in support of the Alzheimer’s Association mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and to provide enhanced care and support to individuals and families affected by the disease.
The Mission Champion supports the chapter in one or more of the following five areas:
- accelerating research in the area of Alzheimer’s and dementia
- providing and enhancing care and support for those affected by the disease
- advancing public policy
- increasing concern and awareness about the disease
- raising funds to advance the Association’s mission
The winners will be recognized at the chapter’s annual Dimensions of Dementia community forum on Wednesday, May 8. Eric VanVlymen, Region 10 Director and Executive Director of the Miami Valley Alzheimer’s Association, said, “Our mission – to find a cure for this disease and to provide enhanced care to those affected by it – is the most important thing we do. We could not successfully serve the Miami Valley without dedicated volunteers, donors and advocates. We are pleased to have the opportunity to honor those who honor us with their time and resources.”
The honorees can excel in areas such as volunteerism, partnership, promotion, etc. A panel of community volunteers will choose the Mission Champions.
The Miami Valley Alzheimer’s chapter, which is the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Chapter of the Year, serves a nine-county region including Greene, Clark and Miami counties. As the premier organization and advocate for families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, the chapter is staff-led and volunteer-powered. More than 30,000 people in the Miami Valley have Alzheimer’s disease and an estimated 90,000 individuals serve as their caregivers.
This is the second year for the award. Go to alz.org/Dayton/conference to complete and submit the nomination form. Deadline for submission is Friday, April 5.
About the Alzheimer’s Association®
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s 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. In the Miami Valley, about 30,000 people have dementia and approximately 90,000 people serve as their caregivers. For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association, call 1.800.272.3900, or visit alz.org.