I have been struggling with starting my Alzheimer's Association Donation drive this year. With so much turmoil in our country including a pandemic and civil right's movement, so many are in need. With all of that in mind, what I've learned during the COVID-19 pandemic is that there is a shift from hospital to home-based care. Caregivers are being asked to do even more. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease is hard enough. Can you imagine trying to keep them safe in a pandemic when they do not understand social distancing, hand-washing and will not wear a face covering? Imagine that you are also in a group where health care disparity is rampant. Now what? So, perhaps this is THE right time to ask for your support to make a difference in the life of someone with Alzheimer’s Disease and their Caregiver.
As many of you know, my father, Joe ("Old Man Brooks", his preferred nickname) passed away from Alzheimer's disease seven years ago.
As a Geriatrician and previous caregiver, I am a strong supporter of the Alzheimer's Association and I know that while we search for a cure, the Caregivers need us NOW. We will be celebrating Father's day this Sunday, June 21. The following day, June 22, is the longest day of the year and a reminder that each day is a very long day for an Alzheimer Caregiver.
Our team is starting our efforts to meet our $10,000 fundraising goal. The fundraising culminates at The Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sat Sept 19, 2020 at 9:45 am. This year it will be held at The Square at Union Centre, West Chester OH 45069. Will you consider a donation today? I know we can do it together.
Will you consider joining our team and raising funds?
Dad would be humbled by your pledge of support but also, especially grateful.
Dad, all of the Caregivers and I sincerely THANK YOU, Sally
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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