The Sigma Kappa Foundation is committed to “Making Alzheimer’s a Distant Memory” by creating a major funding stream to the national Alzheimer’s Association for research to find a cure.
The Alzheimer’s/Gerontology fund supports the Alzheimer’s Association’s Research Grant Program; the ideal project funding scenario is a female researcher working on a campus with an active Sigma Kappa chapter.
Since 1989, the Foundation has provided $2 million for Alzheimer’s disease prevention, research and treatment efforts.
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In 1954, Sigma Kappa became the first sorority to recognize the need for continued comprehensive work on the study of aging and the needs of the elderly population; responding to an increasingly critical problem facing older Americans, Sigma Kappa added an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease to its gerontology program in 1984.
Members provide service and companionship to the elderly in their local communities as part of Sigma Kappa’s philanthropic interest in gerontology.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s™
Sigma Kappa members are encouraged to participate in the Alzheimer’s Association annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s™. The Sigma Kappa Foundation participates as national gold team with a goal of 100 teams raising $200,000.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk; it’s the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. It is an inspiring experience that calls participants to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Participants will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trials and support programs and services.