I just heard about this group. It’s great to see young people getting involved!
The Alzheimer’s Youth Alliance (AYA), a group of about 20 high school students from across Fairfield County, raises awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Founded by Ava Vanech, a freshman at Sacred Heart University, to honor her grandfather who had Alzheimer’s disease. Although she never got to meet him, she sees the impact this disease has on her family.
This inspired her to spearhead the founding of the group. In 2015 the group organized a walk team to raise over $16,000!
They will be at the Alzheimer’s Walk on September 18th at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk.
Go to the Team page of ALZHEIMER’S YOUTH ALLIANCE to support them.