Susie Gilliam

is fundraising to honor:

All those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementias

Fundraising Progress

Mrs Susie Gilliam
of Goal
$485 Raised

I am


to fight Alzheimer's

with my team

Mountain Jammers

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My Story

 Why do I continue to raise awareness and funds to Fight Alzheimer's and other dementia?

This is my story: Over the past three generations, my family has lost more than their share of individuals to Alzheimer's dementia! Why so many we asked after losing our maternal grandmother, our mother, and 4 of her 5 siblings? We got our answer when our 55-year-old cousin was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Our family has a genetic mutation that causes dementia. If one parent carries the gene, then each child has a 50/50 chance of having the gene also.

 The fight is PERSONAL! Last year I was genetically tested for our family's gene mutation, and I have the mutation. This means I have a nearly 100% chance of having Alzheimer's. Our family usually starts showing symptoms from 55-70 years of age, I am 65, and it’s not an "if" for me, it is a "when". What do you do when you know you will have a terminal disease? You fight like hell, you live each day to the fullest, you make new memories and search for treatment and hope for a cure! Alzheimer's has no cure! There are NO survivors! So along with the team "Mountain Jammers" on the Longest Day's 2023 campaign, we will continue the fight by supporting the Alzheimer's Association in research, education, and family support. During April, May, June & July we will be making seasonal jams (Strawberry, Peach, Blueberry, and Blackberry). These jams will be available in July for a donation to the Alzheimer's Association. We will also have cakes and pies during these months per request. Raffles for prizes: King-size hand-made quilt; two-day stay at the "Lake Place" on Lake Hartwell in Georgia.


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Thank you for your support.

 Susie Gilliam

 Team Mountain jammers


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Thank You Donors!
Joanne Beck Fish
Lihuan Wang
Lynn Swann
Mrs Susie Gilliam
Ms Linda Zang
Nina B Carberry
Sonny Phipps
Susan Cahoon
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