Written by Christina Wicklund | Marketing Project Lead
This week’s featured 50 Years 50 Charities is the Southern Ladies for Alzheimer’s. The M&IW team members are Neema Hurley, Kim O’Connell, Amanda Miller, Valerie Sandbach and Layne Johantgen, the team captain. True to their team’s name, these charming southern ladies live and work in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
When asked why they chose this charity, Layne Johantgen replied. “Alzheimer’s hits close to home. Many of us have watched love ones battle this disease or currently have a family member struggling with Alzheimer’s.” Layne continued to say, “The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level so all our team members can participate and support the cause.”
The Alzheimer’s Association was founded in 1980 by a group of family caregivers and individuals interested in research. Today, the Association reaches millions of people affected by Alzheimer’s across the globe. They are the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
The Southern Ladies for Alzheimer’s have been on a roll with their fundraising and volunteer efforts for the past eight months. Amanda Miller participated in the Alzheimer’s Association walk in North Carolina. The team raffled off a “Southern Hospitality” bag from the World of Coca Cola filled with traditional southern items like Daufuskie Island Vanilla Rum, peach jam, boiled peanuts, pork rinds, and Cajun fried peanuts.
They are now on their third fundraiser and auctioning off a LIVE taping of Jimmy Kimmel or James Corden (VIP Green Room access with Corden). The package includes a two-night stay at the beautiful Loews Hollywood Hotel located in Los Angeles, California. For more information, CLICK HERE. And, if you want to place a bid you will have to move quickly. Bidding for this package closes this Friday, February 23, 2018 at 5:00pm EST. Visit www.32auctions.com/SL4ALZ to place your winning bid TODAY!
Together, we can change the future of Alzheimer’s. To become a part of that change or to learn more, please visit https://www.alz.org/.