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2014 LBD Awareness Movement

Team Up With LBDA During 2014 Awareness Movement In October And Make A Difference Nationwide #LewyWho


Has the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon inspired you to do something in support of your favorite cause? Then look no further! LBDA has many ways for you to help spread the word about LBD during our 2014 LBD Awareness Movement in October.

Who Can Participate?

Everyone is welcome! We have opportunities available for everyone -- from those personally touched by LBD to healthcare providers managing patients, and more.

What's Available? How Do I Sign Up?

Review our "Events In A Box" opportunities below and decide which one would you can do in your community. We developed these easy-to-manage, turnkey events to make it easy for busy people like you to join the cause. All kits contain event instructions and LBD resource materials for distribution. Those other than the LBD Awareness Kit also contain templates you can use to create press releases, flyers, and invitations specifically for your event.

Once you have decided on your activity, click on the 'Register' link and select your chosen event from the drop-down menu. We will then send you your "event in a box" that contains all of the materials and instructions you will need to host your own awesome LBD Awareness Movement event in October.

Important Note: You can sign up for only one event kit.  Once registered, you will be required to perform one event, but you can do more, if you'd like.

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Short on Time? Try the LBD Awareness Kit

Activity Overview: A kit you can use to distribute LBD materials in your community. You choose your venue: A high-traffic area in your city such as a popular thoroughfare or park; your local church, recreation center, medical center, elderly assistive living facility; just to name a few.

Who Can Do This: Anyone

Register for the 2014 LBD Awareness Activity.

Host an LBD awareness event

Interested In Public Speaking? Try The LBD Public Education Kit

Activity Overview: This kit not only gives you the opportunity to distribute LBD materials in your community, but it also includes an hour-long presentation on LBD and LBD that you can give to individuals in your chosen venue such as your local church, recreation center, brain health and/or elderly-focused support group, etc. Don't worry. You do not have to be a pro to give this presentation. The content is written in an easy-to-understand fashion, and speaker's notes are included. You can give as many presentations as you like during the month of October.

Who Can Do This: Anyone

Register for the 2014 LBD Public Education Activity.

Tell your LBD story

Are You A Healthcare Professional? The LBD Allied Healthcare Professionals Kit Is The One For You

Activity Overview: A one-hour presentation to help educate your peers on LBD. You can give this talk in such forums as academic and medical institutions, solo and group practices, and assistive living centers. Content was developed with the allied health-care professional in mind, and can be an accredited or nonaccredited offering. You can perform as many speaking engagements as you like during the month of October.

Who Can Do This: Healthcare professionals

Register for the 2014 LBD Allied Health-Care Professionals Activity.

Tell your LBD story

Want To Do Something Clever? Host a Little Black Dress Event

Activity Overview: Want to get your friends together for a fun event while supporting LBDA? Here's your chance! You may have heard of the general concept behind the Little Black Dress event, and may have even heard of or attended one of these affairs. The "Little Black Dress" Kit contains the tools you need to host a great cocktail party, dinner party, dessert social, or other formal engagement for ladies and gentlemen in your home, place of worship, recreation center, favorite restaurant or nightclub, or gallery. Use this as an LBD fundraising opportunity. Throw on your favorite little black dress in support of Lewy. (Tie optional.)

Who Can Do This: Anyone

Register for the 2014 Little Black Dress Activity.

Join us for the Leg It for Lewy 5K

Join us for our inaugural 5K

Activity Overview: Join us for our inaugural 5K run/walk to help kick off the Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) October Awareness month on October 11, 2014 in Stone Mountain Park, outside of Atlanta, Georgia, near our home base. By “Legging it for Lewy," you are supporting LBDA and LBD families.

Who Can Do This: Anyone

Register for the Leg-it-for-Lewy 5K run/walk.