Shining Bright: The Impact of Volunteers in Florida’s Communities

Southeast Florida Chapter

The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to acknowledge and thank our many dedicated volunteers during National Volunteer Week. Volunteers play a key role in the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Their selfless commitment and unwavering dedication have impacted the lives of millions of families across the country.

Thank you to these volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their efforts. Learn more about volunteering at

Angelique Suarez is a community educator, community representative, and New Ideas Study champion, in addition to being heavily involved in advocacy and public policy for the Association. Angelique is also a team captain and committee member for Walk to End Alzheimer’s Miami. She is engaged in all aspects of the Alzheimer’s Association and has been a highly committed and dependable volunteer since 2021, contributing to various areas such as support and education, fundraising and advocating for Alzheimer’s legislation. Her dedicated efforts support the mission and contribute to the realization of a world free from Alzheimer’s.

Beatriz Borges is a passionate team captain for her Walk to End Alzheimer’s Broward County team “Horner Color Me Healthy Against Alzheimer’s.” Through her creative annual fundraisers, Beatriz is able to engage her colleagues and increase participation. In 2022, Beatriz’s team earned 5th place for the most money raised at the Walk. Beatriz was also a member of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Champions Club for her individual fundraising efforts. Each year she serves as a leader in the mission and brings awareness to the disease by educating her company about the Alzheimer’s Association.

Jeff Lukosavich is board member for the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter and event chair for Walk to End Alzheimer’s Palm Beach. As an exceptional volunteer, Jeff has leveraged his extensive network and community influence to support the Walk. He has effortlessly assumed the role of a natural leader and has successfully brought in several valuable relationships with community leaders.

James Butler is the event chair for Walk to End Alzheimer’s Treasure Coast. His exceptional skills as a relations professional enable him to effectively connect and communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds. As an outstanding leader, he inspires and motivates others to actively engage in the association’s mission.

Selina Tran holds many titles as a volunteer within the Association. She is a presenting sponsor community partner for Walk to End Alzheimer’s Palm Beach, a Walk team captain, and a support group facilitator. As a full-mission volunteer, Selina is deeply invested in the well-being of the community and strives to create a meaningful impact.

Olivia Curtis serves as a community educator and Walk to End Alzheimer’s Palm Beach volunteer in addition to being a support group facilitator. Olivia was a caregiver for her grandmother when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, making the Association’s mission near and dear to her heart. She embodies what it means to be a volunteer and is incredibly passionate about creating a world without Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia as she focuses on many different fronts to push the Association forward.

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