Episode 41: The Walk to End Alzheimer's
This very special episode of TST highlights people living with dementia, their caregivers, the volunteers, and the staff of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walk events are held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and are the world's largest fundraiser for Alzheimer's care, support, and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease. Our episode highlights just some of the terrific people that support the Alzheimer’s Association. Together they support the association in providing 24/7 care and support and advance research toward methods of prevention, treatment, and, ultimately, a cure for all dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Association and the Rochester and Fingerlakes Chapter
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
For round-the-clock information and support, call the free 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.
Donate to Support the Walk to End Alzheimer's at https://bit.ly/donatetoalz
More About Our Guests:
Jim is currently living with Alzheimer’s and walks to find a cure for his children and every child born in the next generation to be liberated from the very difficult life that affects more than 6 million Americans.
Special thank you to Patrick Sloan (connect on LinkedIn) of Varsity Media group for providing the scene transitions and the Jim Gulley video production.
Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association, Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter
Teresa Galbier has been the Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Association Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter for nearly 19 years. She is a member of the NYS Governor's Council on Alzheimer's and Related Disorders. Teresa is a proud graduate of SUNY Brockport's MPA Program and is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, the international MPA Honor Society.
Maureen’s father passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2016 and she walks to honor him. Maureen recently retired from a career in television news, including news anchor at WROC-TV in Rochester NY, her hometown.
Shelby is the chair of the Finger Lakes Walk committee and is walking in hopes of seeing the world’s first Alzheimer's survivor.
Jan van den Blink
CEO Hilliard Corp., Inc
Jan van den Blink is the chair of the Twin Tiers Walk to End Alzheimer's Committee and CEO of the Hilliard Corporation. Jan walks to honor his mother, Former Hilliard Corp. Chair and CEO Katherine "Nelson" Mooers van den Blink and to find a cure to end Alzheimer's Disease for all others currently living with and affected by the disease.