My “Rally in Tally” Experience

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Cyrena Duncan, Public Policy Manager, Alzheimer’s Association, Florida GulfCoast Chapter

Each year Rally in Tally reinforces the overwhelming passion and enthusiasm of Alzheimer’s advocates in the State of Florida. It is an opportunity to relentlessly convey the ultimate goal of making Alzheimer’s disease a top priority.  While I remain dedicated to the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission through my public policy efforts, being afforded the opportunity to travel to Tallahassee each year with a group of impassioned caregivers, persons with dementia and advocates truly creates a sense of solidarity and community. And reflects the commonality amid the diversity that exists among individuals affected by this disease.

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Rally in Tally allows those directly affected by Alzheimer’s disease to genuinely
connect with others based on their personal journey and collectively voice their experiences living with or caring for someone with the disease to ensure our state legislators fully appreciate the disease process. Last year, during each State meeting, what remained most significant was the courage each and every caregiver, family member and person with the disease presented. They never hesitated to enthusiastically use their personal experiences to create a vivid picture of the disease to help ensure future generations live in a world without Alzheimer’s.

Rally in Tally 2018

On January 16 and 17, 2018 all four Alzheimer’s Association Chapters of Florida host “Rally in Tally” – the primary advocacy event that offers opportunities to meet with State legislators.

We will light the Capitol Building purple the night before at dusk to shine a beacon of hope for all those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and kick off Rally in Tally.

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Join Us!

If you live in Tallahassee, you can join us the morning of January 17th beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Old Capitol Building in the old Senate Chambers. Below, and attached are some details. We will be validating parking in Kleman Plaza.

If you do not live in Tallahassee, please see the contact information below and we’ll see if there are any services shuttling to the Capitol. Some areas have shuttles to the Capitol (on a first come, first serve basis) and some people are driving on their own.

For more information please contact:

Cyrena Duncan or 727-259-2318 if you live in the Gulf Coast

Evan Holler or 904-472-6641 if you live in Central or North Florida

Jennifer Braisted or 561-967-0047 if you live in Southeast Florida


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