On October 21st seven NCRA staffers, a couple of family members and their dogs met in Manassas, Va., to participate in the 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® – VA Tri-Counties. Along with 559 other people, they braved a very cold and windy morning for their second annual walk to honor those they had lost to Alzheimer’s as well as those living with it. Together with others on staff, they donated and raised $940 toward the $162,774 raised by all walkers that morning.
Held annually at more than six hundred 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.
As we approach the holiday season and Giving Tuesday (Nov. 28), please consider:
- 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 to 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.