Important email from our good friend Eric Cerino:
Sorry to bother you with another email today, but I’ve been meaning to send this to you for awhile now! Now that spring term is done and the summer months have arrived, I wanted to reach out to you about September’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We’ve had some conversations about it before, but I wanted to send the details to you in hope that you consider joining this year’s walk! I remember how generous you were last year with your donation, and I want you to know how thankful I am and everyone on the planning committee is for your contribution:)
If you are interested in joining our team this year, here’s some information regarding how to join and what is involved!
 
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. A couple years ago, I created an OSU walk team, Beavers Unite Against Alzheimer’s, made up of OSU students, faculty, staff, families, and friends! Our Willamette Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s is on Sunday, September 16th, 2018 in Timber-Linn Park, Albany, OR. 
 
Here’s the link to our team page, Beavers Unite Against Alzheimer’s:

http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2018/OR-Oregon?team_id=452809&pg=team&fr_id=11466

 
Registering is free, but the purpose of the walk is to raise as much money for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research as possible. The team set-up makes it a friendly competition to see which team can raise the most money starting now until walk day! Basically, each individual team member fundraises and each team member’s fundraising dollars add up to a total amount raised by our team. This amount adds to every other team in the walk that ends up equalling a ton of money for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research! I figured if we have team members sign up now, we have the summer months to fundraise as much as we can!
 
As a team last year, we raised over $3,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research; and were the Top Fundraising Organization Team in our Willamette Valley walk. I’m confident we can reach this number and more with your help and this year’s team members! 
 
Similar to last year, we have a lot of fun fundraising events in the works. On Tuesday, August 7th, we have a fundraiser at Chipotle (Monroe Ave in Corvallis) and on Tuesday, September 4th, we have a dine out fundraising event at Block 15 (South Corvallis Tap Room) where a portion of all food sales will go to our team. I’m also working on getting us all Beavers Unite Against Alzheimer’s t-shirts! I will keep you and all team members updated. 
 
In the meantime, individual fundraising will help us reach our team goals fast!
Sharing your individual walk page on facebook, twitter, emailing to friends, co-workers etc. really helps fundraising efforts. And the Alzheimer’s Association has awesome individual fundraising incentives (e.g., $100 gets a free t-shirt, and then incredible prizes once you reach $300, $500, $750… and so on. I’ve attached the incentives to this email!
 
Please let me know if you have any questions at all! It’s events like this that generate the hope that so many individuals and families need as they face the hardships Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias impose on their lives. I would love it if you joined us:)
  Talk to you soon and hope you have a great rest of your day!
We will be having our third meeting of the term tomorrow at 5:00pm in Waldo 400. We will be prepping for our tabling this Saturday, May 5th, 2018 for Family Weekend in the MU quad. Please come join us tomorrow! I look forward to seeing everyone there!
Warmest Regards,
Monica 
 
MONICA TRAN

Oregon State University 
Human Development & Family Sciences Major 
Co-President of Oregon State University Healthy Aging Club [OSUHAC]
Class of 2018

 

We would like to take the time to say thank you to those who took the time to enter our 5th Annual Photo Contest, “Active Aging”. The voting took place at the 42nd Annual Gerontology Conference. Those who attended the conference got a chance to stop by at our booth, to see our lovely photos submitted by you guys and voted for their favorite ones. We are happy to announce that the winning photo for this year, was submitted by Christy Jones, Academic Counselor at Oregon State University! Please see the winning photo attached below.
Also, we will be having our second meeting tomorrow Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 5:00pm in Waldo 400. Please come join us in Waldo 400! A reminder that dues are due at the beginning of this meeting, it’s $5 for the term or $15 for the whole year to be a member in our club. We plan to discuss recruitments update, t-shirts, and future events for this term. I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather we got going on today, and I hope to see everyone at our club meeting tomorrow!
In the meantime please check out our facebook and blog websites to stay up to date with our club happenings:
Warmest Regards,
Monica 
 
MONICA TRAN

Oregon State University 
Human Development & Family Sciences Major 
Co-President of Oregon State University Healthy Aging Club [OSUHAC]
Class of 2018