In the month of December, we dedicated a percentage of sales to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America during our annual Charity Week.
We were blown away by the support of our amazing customers who purchased our products and supported us on social media, helping us raise $26,269 for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
In our 20 years with the charity program, we have donated to Make a Wish, American Cancer Association, K9s for Warriors, the Humane Society, American Diabetes Association, Autism Speaks, National Breast Cancer Foundation, and other causes close to our hearts.
As a family business, we believe that family is the greatest gift of all. That’s why Allied Wire & Cable is giving back this holiday season to support other families like ours. During our annual Charity Week this December, we will be dedicating a percentage of sales directly to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America!
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is to provide support, services, and education to individuals, families, and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure.
AFA was founded in 2002 by a caregiver whose mother lived with Alzheimer’s disease from 1980-1992. At that time, there was little information available and nowhere to turn for support. His goal was to make sure that no other family living with Alzheimer’s disease would have to go on the journey alone.
AFA was created to be that resource for families in their time of need. AFA operates a National Toll-Free Helpline (866-232-8484), staffed entirely by licensed social workers, which provides support and assistance to callers, as well as connect them with resources in their area, no matter where in the United States they live. The helpline has grown into a seven-day a week service. AFA’s national network of more than 2,600 member organizations serves families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses in each of the fifty states.
To help individuals take a proactive approach to brain health, AFA has a National Memory Screening Program which provides, free, confidential memory screenings at sites across the country. What began as a program on a single day in November has grown into a year-round service that has screened more than 4 million people to date.
AFA also works with professional caregivers and dementia-care settings to provide them with additional training and continuing education to elevate the level of care they provide on a daily basis. Through its Dementia Care Professionals of America division, AFA has trained more than 16,000 healthcare professionals in dementia-specific care.