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UPDATE: April 17, 2014

We're happy to announce that Dee Dee's campaign to celebrate her 15 years with Alzheimers North Carolina was an overwhelming success! Though the goal was $15,000, supporters raised $20,0000. Because of continuing questions about supporting the campaign, the donation portal will remain online and checks or cash will be accepted by mail through the end of April. 

Funds were raised through both contributions made to AlzNC and to the organizations of the skydivers who joined Dee Dee in her jump on April 12: Marcia Jarrell, SarahCare Adult Day Center; Claire Severt, Brighton Gardens of Raleigh (a Sunrise community), Johnathan Rodriguez, Always Best Care; and Sommer Prestiani, Aging Outreach Services.

A tremendous thank you goes to Triangle Skydiving Company for donating their time and resources, making this jump a safe and successful one, documenting Dee Dee's journey.

All money raised by the campaign will support North Carolina families dealing with Alzheimer's or other dementias. 

If you have images from the day of the jump, please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or post them on our Facebook page. 


UPDATE: March 25, 2014

We are thrilled to announce Marcia Jarrell, SarahCare Adult Day Center, Claire Severt, Brighton Gardens of Raleigh (a Sunrise community), Johnathan Rodriguez, Always Best Care, and Sommer Prestiani, Aging Outreach Services, will also be skydiving on April 12th in support of Alzheimers North Carolina.

So if you didn't already have plans to join us at Triangle Skydiving that day, you should now. We'll have a tailgate party to welcome our skydivers back to Earth!

Come support DeeDee, Marcia, Claire, Johnathon, and Sommer while supporting the many caregivers and families living with dementia!


In April 2014, I will be celebrating my 15 year anniversary working with Alzheimers North Carolina and later this year, I will be turning 50. Over the years, I have had the privilege to meet and work with thousands of individuals and families dealing with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Inspired by their courage and strength, I’m challenging myself and stepping out my comfort zone by stepping out of an airplane.

On Saturday, April 12th, my anniversary date at Alzheimers North Carolina, I will be skydiving at the Triangle Skydiving Center in Louisburg, NC.

I want you to be a part of it because I need your help. I want to create awareness of dementias and raise money so AlzNC can continue supporting families in need, educating communities, and funding research. My goal is to raise $15,000: $1,000 for each year of service. All of the money will remain in North Carolina and is a tax-deductible donation.

To make a secure donation please fill out the information below or send a check made payable to Alzheimers North Carolina (please note with your check the donation is for "Dee Dee's Jump" and who it is in honor of if that is appropriate), mailed to Alzheimers North Carolina 1305 Navaho Dr., Suite 101 Raleigh NC 27609. You can also call
(800) 228-8738 to make a credit card donation.

Your donation is truly appreciated and I thank you for helping.

To learn more about Alzheimers North Carolina, please visit

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