is fundraising to honor:
all those facing Alzheimer's
to fight Alzheimer's
The Longest Day is the day of the year with the most light — the summer solstice. And it's the day I have committed to fight Alzheimer's disease! I’m participating in The Longest Day, a fundraising event to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
Today, an estimated 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer's or other dementias, including more than 5 million Americans. In the United States alone, 16 million friends and family members are providing their care. We must take action now, or these numbers will continue to rise.
My grandma Kay was one of those numbers. She lived with the disease for over 10 years. I watched the disease progress as she went from this intelligent, musically inclined, mother of 5(!) to someone who didn't know who I was or where she was. I watched my family struggle to take care of her and support my grandpa, her caregiver, at the same time.
This disease is ugly. It is the last thing I would want my boys to have to deal with - or any of my loved ones. Help me shine a light on this disease in honor of the families who have dealt with this disease and those that are currently in the thick of it.
For as long as I remember, I've been drawn to photography and it is honestly hard for me to leave the house without a camera in my hands. Whether it was taking photos for my high school yearbook, running my own photography business or just taking a million photos of my boys, it brings me joy.
I recently found out that in the 1950s, my grandma had a darkroom in her basement where she would develop her own photos. How freaking cool is that?
Now that I know that I got my love of photography from her and recognizing that we were robbed of the opportunity to make memories together, I've decided to incorporate our love for photography into my fundraiser this year for The Longest Day.
For anyone who donates $40 or more, I will send/deliver a set of stationery/cards featuring some of my favorite photographs I've taken over the years. These can be used to keep in touch with your loved ones, thank them, or just let someone know you are thinking about them.
Join me. Together we can punch a dent in this disease - there are families who need care and support and researchers who need our funds. Help me honor my grandma Kay and stand up to the darkness of Alzheimer’s by making a donation today.
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