Health Hero Giving Day


Be a health hero! People impacted by life-altering health diagnoses need your help. By making a gift on Health Hero Giving Day, hosted by United Way of the Midlands and the Combined Health Agencies Drive on Feb. 24th, you can provide them with the hope and support they need to navigate difficult health challenges. Scroll down to learn more about the 21 participating CHAD health agencies and make your gift today!

United Way of the Midlands has been a proud partner of Combined Health Agencies Drive since 1987.


Alzheimer's Association Nebraska Chapter

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Agency Name: Alzheimer's Association Nebraska Chapter


Why your gift is needed:

The Alzheimer's Association works to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, and reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

  • Approximately 35,000 Nebraskans were living with Alzheimer's or other dementia. About half of those reside in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties

What your gift will do:

  • $100 provides education and support packets to 20 families that utilize the 24/7 Helpline.
  • $500 enrolls 10 individuals living with dementia in the MedicAlert® identification program.
  • $1,000 enables 20 families living in the early stages of the disease to participate in support groups for one year.

Agency Summary:

  • 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900) offers reliable information, referral and care consultations for individuals living with Alzheimer's, or other dementias and their networks of support.
  • 24/7 online support, including access to care navigation tools, chat rooms and care planning calendar services
  • Free virtual educational workshops provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help keep your brain and body healthy as you age, how to employ effective communication strategies with your loved one with the disease and how to manage disease-related behaviors.
  • Virtual caregiver support groups connect caregivers to their peers and community experts.
  • Alzheimer's Association Trial Match is an online clinical trial locater service that lets individuals create an online profile to be directed to clinical trials in their area.
  • Medic Alert®+Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® emergency response and identification program

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