Your Federation Alzheimer's Chair is Lorraine Bennett,

September and October are Walk to End Alzheimer's months. 
Select the link below to see the locations and dates for the 
Walk in your region. Walk to end this disease, or contribute to 
the research for treatments and a potential cure. Better still, do both!

Washington State 2018 Walk Spreadsheet

Alzheimer's Walks

Dear Fellow NARFE Members:

For those of you that don’t know me, I am the recently appointed National Legislative Chair for the Washington Federation.

I’m leading a team (NARFE District 2) and participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® because I’m committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care,
support and research. I’m leading the way in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease — but I need your help! 

Will you help me reach my fundraising goal of $500 by making a donation today? Please visit my
personal fundraising page to make a secure, tax-deductible donation or download and print
the paper form available on my page to mail in with a check. All donations benefit the Alzheimer’s Association --
and every dollar makes a difference in this fight. The link is at the bottom of this email.

Please note that NARFE is a National Team and the NARFE goal is to raise $50,000 nationwide.  At the opening ceremony of our walk,
NARFE will be recognized by the Master of Ceremony for the Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter. 

Your donation will help the Alzheimer's Association® continue to provide care and support to the more than 5 million Americans with
Alzheimer's and their over 15 million caregivers. Your generosity will also help to advance research that will one day
 lead us to methods of prevention, treatment and, ultimately, a cure for the disease. Every dollar counts in this fight. Can I count on you?

If you would like to join me in our NARFE District 2 Walk to End Alzheimer's the details are:

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time: 8:00 to 9:00 AM Registration; 9:00 is the Opening Ceremony; 9:30 AM - Walk begins

Place: Pine Square (1st. and Pine), Mt. Vernon, WA

Walk Length: About 2 miles

Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease! 

Thank you for your support!

Steve Roy
NARFE District 2 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team Leader

Walk to End Alzheimer's

NARFE has a publication, FH-12, Alzheimer's Research Program (02/15) that can be ordered online through the website, under Officer Resources, Forms by Form Number (F-18).

FH-12 Alzheimer's Research Program (02/15)

Alzheimers Foundation of America

About Alzheimer's Disease

Definition of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain's nerve cells, or neurons, resulting in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, or loss of intellectual function, among people aged 65 and older. Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. Origin of the term Alzheimer's disease dates back to 1906 when Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German physician, presented a case history before a medical meeting of a 51-year-old woman who suffered from a rare brain disorder. A brain autopsy identified the plaques and tangles that today characterize Alzheimer's disease. 

In collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, NARFE members have donated more than $11 million to the NARFE Alzheimer’s Fund. 100 percent of NARFE donations to the Fund are allocated to research. NARFE is a member of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Zenith Society, a group of about 50 donors representing the highest level of giving. NARFE is one of only four organizations belonging to the Zenith Society and, of the four organizations, NARFE is the “number one” contributor. Many NARFE members not only contribute their dollars to the NARFE Alzheimer’s Fund but also plan and participate in fundraisers, and volunteer at local day-care centers and other respite-care facilities. At the 2016 National Convention, in September, delegates heard that NARFE was nearing the $12 million goal set at the 2014 Convention. By December, THE GOAL WAS REACHED!


Since 1985, NARFE and Alzheimer's Association have partnered to achieve the Association's vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Through the hard work and dedication of NARFE's members to the Alzheimer's Association's International Research Grant Program we continue to make progress toward finding a treatment, prevention and an eventual cure for Alzheimer's disease.

NARFE’s members have played a vital role in the fight against this devastating disease.  Since the beginning of the relationship over 25 years ago, NARFE members have fundraised more than $10 million to the NARFE Alzheimer's Fund. NARFE is also one of a select number of organizations to belong to the Zenith Society, an elite group of donors who have pledged $1 million or more to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

The Association cannot thank the members of NARFE enough for their longtime generosity and support.  We look forward to a long future together.  Your actions build momentum as we get closer to finding a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

Thank you for supporting the Alzheimer's Association!