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A Powerful One-Hour Breakfast

About Reason to Hope

Reason to Hope is a powerful one-hour breakfast designed to educate the community about the Alzheimer’s Association. To learn more about the disease, learn about the impact the Alzheimer’s Association has in creating a world without Alzheimer’s and to learn about ways YOU can make a difference in moving our mission forward please attend our 2019 Reason to Hope Breakfast!

It will take all of us working together to achieve a world without Alzheimer’s. It will take each of you – YOUR Families, YOUR Colleagues, YOUR Friends to make Alzheimer’s disease only a memory.

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For questions or concerns please contact Becky Duchesne at BDuchesne@alz.org

I am part of the “Sandwich Generation.” I cared for a young child at the same time as caring for my mom. At the young age of 64, my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association really helped me look at the journey I was on through a different lens. I never imagined that I would reach out or need that help, but I did. I’m so thankful for that advice and support. Please join me on Thursday, April 4th by attending our 2019 Reason To Hope Breakfast!

– Crista Martinez Padua

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures

 An annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association®, reveals the burden of Alzheimer’s and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation’s health care system.

Share the facts and join the fight!

Click here to watch our Facts and Figure video on Youtube.

Become a Table Host 

Is there a cost to attend?

No, the event is free. 

How can I attend?
Guests to Reason to Hope are invited by volunteer table hosts. If you are interested in attending, please consider becoming a table host and introduce your network to the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association.
What is the role of a table host?
As a Table Host, you are not asked to buy or sell a table, but instead are responsible for recruiting 10 guests to sit at your table and enjoy a free breakfast and moving program. Communicate expectations to your guests by letting them know this is a fundraising event, and that you hope they will support the mission. Model the giving you wish to see in your guests by making a personal, meaningful gift of your own, hopefully above and beyond what you have given in the past.
How do I fill my table?
There will be a Table Host training event in February. At that time, all hosts will receive a table host packet, event invitations and have the opportunity to hear tips from previous hosts.
What do I do at the event?
On the day of the event, you are a true host. You will start by checking in at the Table Host registration desk approximately 30-minutes before the event to pick up your table packet. All tables will be clearly identified for guest assignments. Once you are seated, enjoy the program, talk about the Alzheimer’s Association and have a good time with your guests. Toward the end of the program, you will be asked to distribute pledge cards to your guests. Table Host packets will be collected as you exit.
For More Information
Contact Becky Duchesne at BDuchesne@alz.org or 617.393.2123

Tips for Recruitment 

 All we are asking is for you to engage your network! Invite 9 additional guests to attend you at our breakfast and be the host to your table. For sample social media posts, recruitment emails and letters please contact Becky Duchesne at BDuchesne@alz.org or 617-393-2123 .

2019 Committee

 2019 Co-Chair – Crista Martinez Padua and Karen Finocchio Lubeck

If you are interested in joining the committee please contact Becky Duchesne at BDuchesne@alz.org or 617-393-2123

There has never been a more critical time to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and over 15 million Americans are providing unpaid care and support.

Both of these numbers are expected to triple by 2050.

While the numbers are staggering, we at the Alzheimer’s Association know there is Reason to Hope.

Important Information for Parking & Getting Into the Building:


  1. Plan to arrive at the garage at 7:00 a.m. to allow time for parking.
  2. Once you arrive at the Bank of America building have your ID available.

Security will need to see it. This is why it is crucial for everyone to register for the event.

For directions and parking, click here.

Or to R.S.V.P., contact Becky Duchesne at bduchesne@alz.org or 617.393.2123


As the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, we remain committed to serving
the 144,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. For the nearly 400,000 family and friends
caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia in our two states, we’re here to help you create a network of support.

The Alzheimer’s Association continues to lead the charge for greater public awareness and more advances in research.
Through the support of our generous donors, we’ve made significant progress. Our goal is to ensure no one faces Alzheimer’s
or dementia alone—and we won’t stop until we find a cure.


People reached through education programs, conferences & community outreach

Association trained support groups

Calls to the helpline

Care consultations provided to families at no cost

Health care professionals trained

Direct referrals from physicians, insurers & health care systems

Volunteers supporting our mission

Advocates taking action

Given to local researchers through our national grants program