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Nita's Forget- Me-Nots
News Release
Thursday, July 14, 2011


Alvin Residents Raise Funds for Alzheimer’s Association Care, Support & Research Programs


Alvin, TX – Alvin residents John & Janet Travis have announced that "Nita's Forget- Me-Nots" will participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s benefiting Houston and Southeast Texas Chapters. The Walk is scheduled for October 8th at Stewart Beach Pavilion, 201 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77550. This is the 8th year that Janet has been Team Captain of Nita's Forget-Me-Nots.


Nita's Forget-Me-Nots are expected to join more than 700 residents from all over Houston and the Bay Area in the 3-Mile / 1.5-Mile Shortcut Route - Walk to End Alzheimer’s to support the Alzheimer’s Association. There will even be a doggie walk sponsored by PurrFur pet foods and supplies – “walk your paws for the cause.” Check-out their website at for more details.


Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5 million Americans. “We have been personally affected by Alzheimer’s. I became involved with the Alzheimer's Association 8 years ago when my friend and co-worker, Renita Sheppard's mother Nita Smith, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's" said Janet Travis, Team Captain of Nita's Forget-Me Nots. "We have walked together as a team for the last 8 years collecting donations and raising funds. This past September 2010, my own sweet mother-in-law was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. This has now become and even more personal fight to find a cure for this horrible disease, not only to me but for my entire family. We know firsthand that it is critical to support the Alzheimer’s Association. The funds we raise help families like ours and advance important research that could change the course of Alzheimer’s disease for future generations.”


Nita's Forget-Me-Nots is also hosting a BBQ & Auction event to help raise needed funds for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. "Our goal is to raise $10,000.00 in support of Alzheimer's awareness and research" said Team Captain, Janet Travis. "The event will be held on Sunday, September 25th at Marguerite's Saloon & Dance Hall / 3330 Ave A / Santa Fe, TX. We start serving BBQ plates at noon and we have had many generous supporters that have donated some awesome auction items! Come on out and place your bids!! They'll be BBQ plates "to go" if you can't stay long. We'll have what it takes to make this a successful event - good food, good music, good drinks, good times - for a great cause! Please come out and support us as all funds raised go back into our own communities. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health."


Contact Team Captain Janet R. Travis / 832-287-1910 / or Team Co-Captain Renita Sheppard / 832-605-1455 / if you'd like to donate an auction item. The Alzheimer's Association is a 501(c)(3) organization.


Start your own team today at To join or support Nita's Forget-Me Nots, visit their web page:

You can view the BBQ poster here.


About the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s: The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.


About the Alzheimer's Association: The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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