Alzheimer’s Association Presented Johnson with Leadership & Activist Award
Williston, VT – The Alzheimer’s Association announced that Tammy Johnson, Director of Sales and Marketing at FoodScience Corporation was honored with the 2018 Community Leadership & Activist Award at the 9th Annual Reason to Hope Dinner at the Hilton Burlington. The Alzheimer’s Association annually presents the Community Leadership & Activist Award to a community leader in recognition of their civic and humanitarian efforts. It is given to individuals who have had a distinguished professional career, who are involved in and committed to community affairs, who are leaders among peers and who lead by example. It is given to those who strive to improve the quality of life today and create a better world tomorrow.
“Tammy Johnson is many things, but first and foremost, she is a leader and a giver in our community,” stated Martha Richardson, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter. “Tammy is the kind of person that finds her strength when faced with what feels like an insurmountable challenge. Her family’s personal experience with Alzheimer’s disease galvanized her to use her voice to raise awareness about dementia and fight for a cure.”
A native Vermonter, Tammy Johnson has a deep devotion and belief in giving back to her community. She has served on the board for United Way of Northwestern Vermont for eight years and is the current Board Chair. In 2014, she chaired the United Way Community Campaign and raised $3.9M to fund member agencies and strategic initiatives centered on our community’s biggest challenges in health and human services. In 2017 Tammy joined the Alzheimer’s Association’s Leadership Board to continue serving the greater good and increase awareness around the disease.
The Reason to Hope Dinner is made possible thanks to the generous support of FoodScience Corporation and the Antonio and Rita Pomerleau Foundation. Proceeds from the event fund crucial programs and services to help Vermonters living with dementia, and to invest in cutting-edge research worldwide.
For more information about the Reason to Hope dinner, purchase tickets or make a donation in honor of Tammy Johnson visit alz.org/vermont or contact Martha Richardson at 802.316.3839. The Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter is located at 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 130, Williston, VT 05495.
About Alzheimer’s Disease
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, including an estimated 12,000 Vermont residents. As baby boomers age the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s will rapidly escalate. In total, 15.9 million family and friends provided 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care in 2016 to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, including 30,000 Vermonters who provided an estimated 34 million hours of unpaid care.
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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.