On Wednesday, May 19th, the Alzheimerís Association, New York City Chapter, hosted
its Annual 2010 Volunteer Recognition Day at the Rubin Museum of Art. Volunteers
enjoyed a guided tour of the galleries followed by a reception in the Museumís cafť.
The event gave guests the opportunity to mingle with fellow volunteers and learn of their great
accomplishments throughout the year. Below are some highlights from various departments.
The list of accomplishments goes on and on. Needless to say, our
volunteers help us everyday to bring much needed resources to people
with Alzheimerís disease and their caregivers. We simply and truly
could not do the work that we do without them, and it was a great
honor to have the chance to express our gratitude for all they do for us.
In 2010 alone, (January-May), Speakerís Bureau volunteers have given 59 presentations reaching
- In 2010 alone, (January-May), Health Fair volunteers have manned tables at 13 Health Fairs
reaching an estimated 1,255 people.
- The Women In Action Committee collected over 235 items which were auctioned off at our
Forget-Me-Not Gala in June.
- Volunteer Support Group Leaders help us lead over 125 Support Groups in all five boroughs.
- Helpline Volunteers continued to answer over 400 calls every month.
- At the National Memory Walk Conference, our very active Board of Directors came in an
extremely close second in the country for the most board participation
at Memory Walk.
- This last November, the Junior Committee organized a Marathon
Team, Run2Remember. With over 55 runners they raised $380,000!
They donated over $115,000 to Alzheimerís Research, and helped
sponsor several programs at the Chapter with the remaining funds.
If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please feel free to contact me
or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Christina Keller
Leadership & Development