Mission Champion nominees sought

DAYTON — The Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter will honor a local individual and an organization as its 2019 Mission Champion.

Nominations are now open for the award, which recognizes distinguished community work in support of the Alzheimer’s Association mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and to provide enhanced care and support to individuals and families affected by the disease.

The Mission Champion supports the chapter in one or more of the following five areas:

• Accelerating research in the area of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

• Providing and enhancing care and support for those affected by the disease.

• Advancing public policy.

• Increasing concern and awareness about the disease.

• Raising funds to advance the Association’s mission.

The winners will be recognized at the chapter’s annual Dimensions of Dementia community forum, May 8. Eric VanVlymen, Region 10 firector and executive director of the Miami Valley Alzheimer’s Association, said, “Our mission to find a cure for this disease and to provide enhanced care to those affected by it is the most important thing we do. We could not successfully serve the Miami Valley without dedicated volunteers, donors and advocates. We are pleased to have the opportunity to honor those who honor us with their time and resources.”

The honorees can excel in areas including volunteerism, partnership and promotion. A panel of community volunteers will choose the Mission Champions.

This is the second year for the award. Go to alz.org/Dayton/conference to complete and submit the nomination form. Deadline for submission is April 5.