Last Saturday eight NCRA staffers (and a couple of family members and dogs) met in Manassas, Va., to participate in the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® – VA Tri-Counties. Along with 622 other people, they braved a cool morning to walk in honor of those they had recently lost to Alzheimer’s as well as those living with it. Together with others on staff they donated and raised $1,440 toward the $181,251 raised by all walkers that morning.
Held annually at more than 600 locations, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is one of the world’s largest fundraisers for Alzheimer’s research and provides resources to caregivers and those suffering with dementia. It is estimated that there are more than 55 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, of which more than six million live in the United States. One in nine people over 65 is living with dementia, and it is estimated that one in three seniors dies from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. (Source: Alz.org https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/facts-figures)
As we approach the holiday season and Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29), please consider:
- Signing up for the Amazon Smile program so Amazon can donate 0.5 percent of your purchases to a charity of your choice, at no cost to you.
- Clicking daily on The Greater Good site, which donates to a variety of charities based on the number of clicks received, at no cost to you.
- Donating to a cause that is important to you, a friend, a neighbor, or even a colleague to show your support. If you don’t know where to start, consider the many wonderful causes, from the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Disabled American Veterans, or the Red Cross.
- And don’t forget the many scholarships, grants, and other fundraisers supported by the National Court Reporters Foundation.
Whether raising money for a cause, advocating for the court reporting and captioning professions, or just supporting each other in difficult times, remember that we are stronger together.
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