Tuscaloosa business owner, Stephaine Buffaloe continues her fight to help raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s research nationwide.

Buffaloe is currently forming the committee for the Alzheimer’s Walk in Tuscaloosa which will take place on October 3, 2015, and the board will begin their work to plan the event at the end of this month.

Buffaloe has been the local Chairperson for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Tuscaloosa since 2012 and she became an ambassador in 2014. Her business, Home Instead Senior Care has also offered several free workshops to families in the area who are coping with Alzheimer’s disease. Anyone interested in joining the free workshops should contact the local office at 205-764-0387.

Buffaloe’s passion for finding a cure for the disease has led her to Hollywood. After winning a date with Seth Rogen as part of Hilarity for Charity’s prom night variety show last October, Buffaloe was back on the “purple” carpet with another high-profile date for the evening last month.

On March 18, 2015, Buffaloe attended the annual Alzheimer’s Association event on New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre’s arm. The musician and actor was named the Caregiver of the Year by the Alzheimer’s Association. McIntyre, one of nine children, cared for his mother Katherine, who lost her fight with Alzheimer’s in November of 2014.

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Buffaloe says the Caregiver Award is very special to her because she lost her mother-in-law to the disease in September.

She continues,

Home Instead Senior Care strives to have the best CAREGivers for those struggling with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. So professionally and personally, I was inspired by the McIntyre family who helped bring light to the difficult task of the Caregiver.

Buffaloe helped McIntyre raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association and gained the opportunity to be his date for the evening, along with his wife and son.

Buffaloe continues to be instrumental in the fight for Alzheimer’s research in our nation’s capital as well. She traveled to Capitol Hill on March 25, 2015 along with more than 1,000 other Alzheimer’s advocates. “Hill Day” was the culmination of the 27th Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C. This year’s event was the largest to date, with advocates making contact with state representatives and senators to garner support for legislature to promote education, research and support for Alzheimer’s patients and their families. The goal is to have a cure by 2025.

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If you are interested in forming a team for the Alzheimer’s Walk or for more information on Buffaloe’s efforts and the local Home Instead Senior Care office, click here or call 205-764-0387.