Kettering Resident Named Chair of the 2019 Dayton Walk to End Alzheimer’s

As a volunteer at the Alzheimer’s Association, Amanda Zemmer has
had a front-row view of how the organization helps families dealing with Alzheimer’s

As Chair of the 2019 Dayton Walk to End Alzheimer’s, she will lead the effort to raise
funds and awareness to address local needs.

Zemmer, of Kettering, leads a 40-member planning committee for the Dayton Walk,
which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Fifth Third Field. The Walk is sponsored by
the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter. Last year, 3,000 people participated
in the event, which raises money for research, care and support.

“As a volunteer, the Dayton Walk Committee and I work to ensure that the 30,000
people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in our own community, their caregivers, and all
those impacted by this disease have access to the needed care, education, and support
that the Alzheimer’s Association provides, regardless of where they may be on their
journey. … I am so grateful to be volunteering for this exceptional organization
alongside so many tremendously talented, passionate, hard-working volunteers and
staff, who all look forward to the day when we end Alzheimer’s.”

Zemmer is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Geriatrics department at Premier Health-
Miami Valley Hospital. She said while volunteering at the Alzheimer’s Association, “I
have had a front-row view to the work at the Alzheimer’s Association. The people here are so passionate about ending this disease. They educate, serve, hug, cry with, and
support those with the disease and the family members that care for them. It is amazing
to see the direct impact of the fundraising dollars that our Dayton Walk brings in every
year. It isn’t just an impersonal organization. They serve and care for people right here in our own community that need help while facing this devastating disease.”

The Miami Valley Alzheimer’s Association serves a nine-county region, including
Montgomery, Greene, Clark and Miami counties. Some of the services the Association provides include 17 caregiver support groups, community educational programs and a
24/7 Helpline that is 800.272.3900. Amanda Zemmer joins Lisa Coker, who is the
honorary chair of the Walk.

Eric VanVlymen, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley
Chapter and Region 10, said, he is excited to have Amanda Zemmer lead this important
effort. “The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraising effort to support
the research, care and support efforts around Alzheimer’s disease. The Walk is a great
opportunity for people to come out and show their support for our mission.”

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