Alcoa has long had a culture of giving back to the communities in which it operates through its community partnerships, employee volunteering and employee giving programs. The Australian Alzheimer’s Research Foundation has been a recipient of this generosity this year and would like to extend an enormous thank you to Alcoa for their support.

In May, a team of Alcoa employees and family members braved a chilly Sunday morning in support of the Australian Alzheimer’s Research Foundation and Perth’s HBF Run for a Reason. Affectionately known as the Alcoa Forget Me Nots, the team pounded the pavement to complete a combination of 4 and 12 kilometres running, jogging, and walking. In addition to the funds raised by the Forget Me Nots, the Foundation also received an Alcoa employee volunteer grant from the Alcoa Foundation.

Alcoa’s employee giving program PEACH – Personnel Employed at Alcoa Charity Help – also lent its support this year. PEACH collects regular payroll donations from Alcoa employees and distributes them to worthy Western Australian charities and community organisations. In February, PEACH donated $11,550 to the Foundation to purchase a much needed -80o freezer to enable the long-term storage of blood samples.

Thank you to everyone at Alcoa who took ‘ACTION’ to help us continue our much-needed research.