Alzheimer’s Volunteer Recognized for Outstanding Dedication

Joan Whitney, or commonly known as Hag by others, is a tremendous asset to the Alzheimer’s Association. Hag has dedicated many years to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event in Galesburg. The 2016 event, on September 24 at Lake Storey Pavilion, will be her 26th Walk event.


Joan Whitney (right)¬†and Alzheimer’s Association, Walk Manager, Andrea Koerber (left)

On April 27,2016 Hag was recognized by The Knox County Human Services Council for her dedication to making a difference in the lives of others. She is one of five agency volunteers to be recognized.

Hag is a passionate and caring individual that has always shown concern for advancing Alzheimer’s care and support in the community. Each year, she has served on the walk planning committee and helped secure sponsorship, recruit team members and plan the logistics of the event. Hag’s generosity extends beyond volunteerism, as she is also a Champion fundraiser for the cause.

The Alzheimer’s Association staff describe Hag as unstoppable because there is nothing she can’t and won’t do.

“No one is more deserving of this volunteer recognition than Hag. Her nurturing personality inspires others to give back and do more for their community. The Alzheimer’s Association greatly appreciates Hag and we want to thank her for all the work she has put into the Walk to End Alzheimer’s over the years,” says Andrea Koerber, Alzheimer’s Association Walk Manager.

Join us in thanking Hag for her dedication to her community and to the fight¬†against Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Thank you, Hag!!

The Alzheimer’s Association counts on over 35,000 volunteers nationwide to fulfill our mission. If you are interested in volunteering, call the Peoria office at 309-681-1100.