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I am participating in The Longest Day fundraiser in memory of my mom, Marilyn Joy Selland, and in honor of those affected by Alzheimer's Disease. My mom died in February 2017 from late stage Alzheimer's disease.
This is what June 21st, sunrise to sunset, is going to look like for me, join in, wherever you are, whenever you can.
Sunrise to sunset, I always think of Fiddler on the Roof when I say “Sunrise, sunset”. My mom and dad loved that musical.
I will walk at sunrise on June 21st, 2018, at the Davidson Mesa Trail in Louisville, Colorado https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/davidson-mesa-loop
It is a 3.3 mile loop. Fast or slow, all or part of it, I would love to have everyone join me.
Please rsvp). I’ll be bringing some after walk snacks. I’ll keep you posted as to the projected sunrise time.
After walking, I will be delivering helium filled balloons to Precision Physical Therapy,
in Louisville, Colorado (http://precisionphysicaltherapy.net/web/), Eats and Sweets in Lafayette, Colorado, Morrell Graphics In Lafayette, and Timbalier Dry Goods, also in Lafayette. These local businesses have graciously joined Team Joy, helping in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease. And they will all be wearing their purple t-shirts!
Join me at Eats and Sweets in Lafayette, from 11-2.
http://www.eatsandsweets.bizEats and Sweets will be generously donating 20% of their sales that day to Team Joy/Alzheimer’s Association. Thank you EATS and SWEETS! They have great sandwiches, soup, salads and the best part…
PURPLE frosted cookies and cupcakes, possibly purple ice cream!
I’ll be sitting on their outside patio with handouts, ready to chat. I’m looking forward to seeing you! Come hungry, anytime on June 21st.!
I’ll head down the street to see my friends at Morrell Graphics.
http://www.morrellprinting.com With each stop I make, I’ll be taking photos. I have to extend a huge thank you to Kristel and the staff at Morrell’s. They have helped me organize, design, and print all my materials for TLD fundraiser.
I’ll go visit more friends at Timbalier Dry Goods. http://timbalier.net The owners, John and Spike, have supported me numerous times on various fundraisers and events. They might even have some chocolate!
Photos, eating, walking, talking, I would love to have company as I journey on through the day. My professional photographer, Emily Hendrickson, aka my daughter, will be taking photos for me. It is going to be a great day!
And in North Dakota…
Stop by Harley’s in Minot. Mary and her crew are participating. Mary is a high school friend that has supported me and my family throughout our journey with Alzheimer's disease. My brother, Brian, and his staff at Turtle Mountain Family Medicine in Dunseith, they will be supporting Team Joy too. They will also have chocolate!
At sunset, I’ll be thinking about the day, thinking about my mom and dad. I’ll also be putting a bag together for a quick 48 hour trip to Seattle, leaving Friday the 22nd. Mark and I will be celebrating with the girls, Zac and Sean. We will attend a dinner/ceremony for Sarah, the completion of her 4 years of residency. She is a full fledged Obstetrician/Gynecologist. Sarah and Zac will be moving to Yakima, Washington, she joined a practice there. We are really proud of her, it has been a long journey. She is the first, oldest (her birthday is June 22nd, she'll be 31), of the six grandchildren. I remember my mom and dad holding her, loving her as a baby. They loved, enjoyed and were so proud of all their grandchildren.
Take photos of your day, text or e-mail me, 303-902-5123, email@example.com. Or, post your photos to social media using the #teamjoy2018 and if you know someone affected by Alzheimer’s disease, #formy(insert name here). I’ll be using #formymom. The next few days I’ll be sending a couple more e-mails with ideas, more details of the day and the stats! We are working towards my goal, I think we can do it.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support,
See you on June 21st,
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