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Each year, we inscribe the names on The Giving Spirit plaques at our headquarters in Waltham, MA. The tall glass plaques that line our entry are a constant inspiration for people who visit our offices each day. We are reminded why we strive to secure a world without Alzheimer’s.

As a Spirit contributor, you will be invited to the annual installation ceremony. We will celebrate the lives of those named on the Spirit plaque with an unveiling of the plaque. View the latest plaque here. Private viewing is also available by calling 617.868.6718.

The giving begins here.


“Toward the end of my mother’s journey with Alzheimer’s, I eliminated the practice of giving a little bit of money to each program and charity I wanted to support. My sole focus on giving to the Alzheimer’s Association concentrates and intensifies my never-ending love for my mother.”

Nicki Solomon

Each year, The Giving Spirit Dedication Ceremony provides the opportunity for
you to honor and celebrate those in your life with a donation to the Alzheimer’s
Association. Your donation will support the important programs and research of
the Alzheimer’s Association and create a lasting tribute.

All spirit gifts of $350+ qualify for recognition on The Giving Spirit Plaque.

Each year, we inscribe a plaque that is meant to bring together the Alzheimer’s
community to celebrate our caregivers, remember those we have lost, and
honor those living with Alzheimer’s.

The plaque is inscribed at our headquarters in Waltham, MA. These plaques line
our entry and are a constant source of inspiration for people who visit our
offices each day. As we pass by these plaques we are reminded why we strive to
secure a world without Alzheimer’s.

When a loved one passes away, their spirit can be memorialized by including verbiage in their obituary that references the Alzheimer’s Association. Some examples of this verbiage are:

DOE, John Doe, Age 65 of Waltham, broke free from the chains of Alzheimer’s disease, and was carried on the wings of love into eternal life on September 25, 2018. Beloved husband/soulmate of Jane Doe. Loving father of Jake Doe & his wife June. Cherished grandfather of Julia and Jason Doe. Dear son of Jack and Jessica Doe. Admired brother of Jackson Doe, June (Doe) Smith, and Judith Doe.

Funeral service at St. Church in Waltham on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Visiting hours Friday, September 28th from 4-8 PM at St. Church. Funeral service provided by the Funeral Service Provider.

In lieu of flowers, please join in making John’s dream of the first 
survivor of Alzheimer’s disease a reality by making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association online or by mail to:

Alzheimer’s Association
309 Waverley Oaks Road
Waltham, MA 02452.

We are grateful for our Funeral partners across Massachusetts and New
Hampshire. These organizations have played an important role in supporting the
work of the Alzheimer’s Association.

We are often told stories from families of how they have been able to transform
the loss of a family member into a positive experience for themselves and those
in similar circumstances, by their funeral service provider’s knowledge of the
Alzheimer’s Association.

If you are a funeral service provider and would like to learn more about The
Giving Spirit program, please click here.

If you are a funeral partner and would like to request more materials for The
Giving Spirit please click here.

For more information on The Giving Spirit program or our 2018 The Giving Spirit plaque dedication ceremony please contact:

Becky Duchesne, Senior Development Officer
617-868-6718 x2123

Natasha LaMonica, Development Associate
617-868-6718 x 2009