To the editor:
Right now, millions of Americans face the devastation of Alzheimer’s, including 55,000 Kansans and their caregivers. At the Alzheimer’s Association, our mission-driven volunteers are working relentlessly to help advance world-class research and ensure access to gold-standard care and support. In honor of National Volunteer Week, I want to personally thank the volunteers in Great Bend and across Kansas who have stepped up to be community educators, advocates, support group leaders, clinical trial participants, fundraisers and event attendees — all who are raising awareness of Alzheimer’s Association free-of-charge programs, basic disease information and resources for all Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers.
We rely on these dedicated volunteers to achieve our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia and we cannot succeed without them. As Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Thank you to all Alzheimer’s Association volunteers!