Dear Friends, Family, and Friends of my Friends and Family,
Yesterday, (Feb.5), I had the privilege and honor of attending, with an assembly of some 280 Alzheimer's Assn. staff and volunteers, an amazing day of advocacy in Sacramento for raising awareness of this horrible disease.
Suffice it to say this non-profit association has its shit together: They don't waste your valuable donation $$ -- rather they set goals to improve public information, increase government spending for research, support those who spend their lives in support of Alzheimer's victims, look for a cure/preventative/SOMETHING that can help -- and, as I'm learning seemingly every day, they keep getting closer! (OMG, I just tasted a Girl Scout Smores cookie, with my Dewars! Yum!)
There are 2.2 million people in our state who are somehow affected by Alzheimer's -- either as a victim or family member who cares for one. You all probably know one or more of these 2.2. One of the problems is that problem is an underestimate, as about 50% of those who have the disease have not been diagnosed. That's why I/we were in our state's capital. To get the legislature to allocate $10 million for public education. I'm happy to say that bill got introduced by Assembly Woman Monique Limon on the floor of the assembly in our presence yesterday.
I tell you all of this, because in a few months * I will be again asking you for donations to Gina's Alz. Eliminators. And I want you to know that your money gets spent well. The aforementioned bill didn't just happen. Alzheimer's Assn. staff and volunteers are effective lobbyers! :) But if you should want to donate now, I wouldn't turn you down.
THANK YOU for your continued support!
*And now, I have the saddest news: My lovely Gina has passed away. (March 16) I will be working my butt off in an effort to kill this disease! Thank your for your caring and your generosity.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
I have raised
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