My Personal Fundraising Page
As many of you know, my father, Ken Stone, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's several years ago and he entered memory care this past June. He is always happy when we visit at his place and loves to go on a ride around the area. His usual conversation is to share that he has hiked every trail in the world and then he tells the story of a bear tearing his tent in the middle of the night.
That his two stories focus on his outdoor adventures may speak to the how important those were to him. Or maybe the Alzheimer's is just indiscriminate and these just happen to be the (exaggerated/enhanced) memories that remain accessible. Either way, I'm going to head up into the mountains on some skis again in early February to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's research and support services.
This entity, VT Alzheimer's Association, provides valuable supports to families like mine who have a loved one with dementia, including Alzheimer's. My mother has received and given support in their facilitated caregiver support groups. So, if you're thinking about giving to a good cause this holiday season, please consider a contribution to my Camel's Hump Challenge this year. Thanks in advance.
And the generic statement:
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk and we must come together to change the course of this disease.
Please support my efforts by making a donation. All funds raised benefit the Alzheimer's Association and its work to enhance care and support programs and advance research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer’s disease!