The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter is giving Asheville-area residents an opportunity to capture a few moments with Ole St. Nick while supporting an important cause.
“Photos With Santa” will take place on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10:00AM - 1:00PM at WNC Baptist Home, 213 Richmond Hill Dr in Asheville. Sessions will be offered with a professional Santa and Mrs. Claus and will include two (2) poses, hot chocolate or cider, and cookies. Gift wrapping will also be available for an additional donation to the organization. Donation options for photos include: $10 for two poses (digital photos) or $15 for two poses (digital & 4x6 prints mailed). Sessions are available on a first come, first serve basis. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-254-7363.
“We look forward to bringing smiles to and creating fun holiday memories for all those who want photos with Santa,” said Katherine L. Lambert, CEO of the Western Carolina Chapter. “In addition to capturing special moments with Ole St. Nick, participants will be giving a priceless holiday gift by supporting the more than 5,600 people estimated to be living with Alzheimer’s in Buncombe County.”
Additional Facts and Figures: (http://www.alz.org/facts/)
• One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer's dementia.
• More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a number estimated to grow to as many as 16 million by year 2050.
• Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women.
• African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer's or other dementias as older whites.
• Hispanics are about one and one-half times as likely to have Alzheimer's or other dementias as older whites.
About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.
About the Alzheimer’s Association - Western Carolina Chapter:
The Western Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in the 49 central and western North Carolina counties that serves over 100,000 people currently living with Alzheimer's disease in these counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference. For more information about Alzheimer's disease or the Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina Chapter, visit www.alz.org/northcarolina or call (800) 272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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