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Greg Joachim

Greg Joachim
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$15,550 Raised
$15,000.00

 

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Dementia related illnesses, including Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), affect 6.7 million Americans each year and are the only top ten causes of death for which there is no prevention or cure.  This coming Memorial Day weekend, a group of friends and family will dedicate their time, effort and money in support of my grandmother Francis Kepler and in memory of my father Walt Joachim whose lives and precious memories were unfairly attacked by these devastating diseases. 


My grandmother spent her life alongside the Susquehanna River. My father married my mother on its banks and their lives reflected the strength and beauty of its flowing waters. For this reason we have chosen to kayak 130 miles from the family farm in central Pennsylvania down the Susquehanna to its endpoint at the Chesapeake Bay in what we will call the Barn-to-Bay Paddle.


Experts believe with enough support we can see an end to these illnesses in our lifetime. After much research, we have chosen the Alzheimer’s Association and their Longest Day Campaign to be the vehicle for our fundraising efforts. This is due to their demonstrated commitment to accelerating the global effort to eliminate dementia related illnesses and care for those affected. Longest Day efforts like ours will take place throughout the country this spring, and are all about love and action. Please join us and support a fund-raising event, grab a boat, help set up a campsite, or make a donation so that we can raise money and awareness to end these illnesses for future generations.


Greg


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$100
Ayers family (NC)
$250
Bancroft Mogadishu Police Program
$350
Beth Autrey & Mike Adams
$150
Bill & Sally Dennon
$100
Bowdring family
Brick and Kay Kepler
Cicero Family
$200
Cindy And Paul Metz
$500
Costanzo Family
$100
Ernst Family
$200
Frey family
$250
Heather Restino
$200
Jeff Morris & Family
$100
Joachim Family
$500
John Dougherty
Jon and Sue Dermott
$100
Mary and Tony
$100
Mike and Mo
$100
Millie Beddis
$100
Paul and Rachel Meadows
Robert Bruce
$100
Ryan & Melody Stuart
$100
Ryan and Jody Peterson
Stephen Caroline Shirk
$100
Stock Family
$500
The Beizer Family
$100
The Beschta Westfall Family
$100
The Catanzaro Family
$250
The Dunns
The Garufi Family
$500
The Grace Family
The Gupton Family
$100
The Hamilton Family
$250
The Hare Family
$200
The Johnson Family
$100
The Kernan Family
$102
The Lohofs
$250
The Mailloux Family
$250
The Michael Family
$200
The Mortimer Family
The Stevens Family
$150
The Stolarz Family
$250
The Walsh family
$100
The Wunderlich Family
$100
Todd Webster
$100
Virginia Schreckengaust
Walt, Christine, Jordan and Haley Joachim
$1,000