Burlington, NC – January 8, 2018: The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter announced the appointment of Gary Huff to its board of directors.
Huff is CEO of LabCorp Diagnostics, the comprehensive clinical laboratory business of LabCorp, a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care. Huff has more than 24 years of experience as a healthcare executive, including leadership roles with LabCorp and other laboratory-focused companies, and he holds a master’s degree in organizational management and a bachelor’s degree in general studies/psychology.
Huff has been active with the Alzheimer’s Association for several years. His interest in supporting the work of the Association is also personal, as Huff’s mom is living with the disease. He and his family are involved in the Alamance County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, for which his wife, Jackie Huff, spearheads their walk team – Grammy’s Girls. They earned Grand Champion and Top Team honors for the 2017 walk as the leading fundraisers at the event. Jackie and Gary will also serve as the Chairs for the 2018 walk.
“We are thrilled to have Gary join our team of committed leaders who are passionate about driving positive change for those affected by Alzheimer’s,” said Katherine L. Lambert, CEO of the Western Carolina Chapter. “His wealth of healthcare and leadership experience, along with his personal perspective on and connection to Alzheimer’s, will be invaluable in serving our organization and helping further our mission.”
Facts and Figures About Alzheimer’s Disease: (http://www.alz.org/facts/)
- One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s dementia.
- More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a number estimated to grow to as many as 16 million by year 2050.
- Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women.
- African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias as older whites.
- Hispanics are about one and one-half times as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias as older whites.
About the Alzheimer’s Association: The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s 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.
About the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter: The Western Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in the 49 central and western North Carolina counties that serves over 100,000 people currently living with Alzheimer’s disease in these counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease or the Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter, visit www.alz.org/northcarolina or call (800) 272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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