SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — The Springfield Eagles Lodge soars in community outreach supporting a wide variety of causes.

“What we do at the Eagles, is we raise money for charity,” expressed Linda Butterfield, a Springfield Eagles Lodge member.

On Sunday, the organization turned its focus to Alzheimer’s awareness by hosting a tag sale, with all proceeds benefiting the Eagles Alzheimer’s and Neurological Fund.

The Auxiliary President of the Springfield Eagles Lodge, Melissa Medina, told 22News that a lot of the Lodge’s members take care of families affected by Alzheimer’s, and so they try to raise money whenever possible. “We see a lot of members, family members that take care of a lot of loved ones; aunts, uncles, grandparents, parents, and you know we like to raise money to try to find a cure for this.”

Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. About one in nine people aged 65 and older have Alzheimer’s, and right now, there is no cure. Events like the Springfield Eagles’ tag sale are aiming to change that.

“We’re pretty much people helping people,” said Medina.

The tag sale offered a vast selection of items to choose from, one Volunteer, Antonio Medina, explained the different types of items, “Different accessories, tools, books.”

There was also a selection of apparel, shoes, home decor, and more available for purchase.
Each item comes with the added bonus of supporting the search for an Alzheimer’s cure.

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Kaelee Collins is a reporter who has been a part of the 22News team since 2022. Follow Kaelee on X @kaelee_collins and view her bio to see more of her work.