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Alzheimers' Awareness

Westfield State Owl with Alzheimers' Ribbon logo

Westfield State University student athletes have adopted Alheimer's Awareness as a cause to champion in 2018-2019.

The cause is close to the hearts of those in our Athletics Department and Westfield State community.  We have been working to raise money through Alzheimer’s Awareness games and recently participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this past September.  Our team through the Alzheimer’s Awareness Association – Westfield State Owls – has raised $4,300 since August.  Our goal is to break the $5,000 mark.

If you would like to make a donation to the – Westfield State Owls –
team page, feel free to donate today in person or on our team page at:

WWW.ALZ.ORG – DONATE – FIND TEAM – Search: Westfield State Owls    (Direct Link)

You will see student athletes wearing purple accessories or tape at events specially designated as Alzheimers' Awareness games, and members of SAAC will take donations in support of our Alzheimers' Awareness efforts.

Fall Games 

Field Hockey – September 15

Volleyball – September 19

Men’s Soccer – September 22

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country – October 6

Women’s Soccer – October 11

Football – October 20

Winter Games

Ice Hockey December 8

Women's Basketball - December 14

More to come !

Associate AD Nancy Bals met with Bianca Walker from the Alzheimer's Association to present gifts to help fight Alzheimers'.


Since the Alzheimer’s Association was formed in 1980 they have been advocating for research advancements to end Alzheimer’s and for the enhancement of care for those living with the disease.  Currently, 5.7 million people are living with Alzheimer’s – the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.