Chase Holleman one of the youngest, and most effective, advocates for the Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter. Chase started his work as an Alzheimer’s Walk volunteer after his mother was diagnosed with an aggressive early-onset dementia at the age of 53. He has been one of her caregivers since the diagnosis, while he was completing his degree at UNC Greensboro. Since then, Chase has tirelessly lobbied for improved Alzheimer’s research and treatment in both Raleigh and Washington, DC. He also serves as a resource for local chapter education efforts, appearing in the media and town halls. Chase has used his own pain as a weapon in the fight against this terrible disease and made the life decision to stand for those who cannot stand for themselves.
In addition, Chase is a leader in the recovery field. He was the founder and president of both the Student Recovery Alliance at UNCG, and the Guilford Naloxone Task Force, offering hope to those who suffer from substance abuse issues. As he pursues a Master’s of Social Work Degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chase serves as a program coordinator at Caring Services, Inc., using his education and own experiences to help others.