Why am I participating in the walking for Alzheimer's fundraising efforts this year? There is not just one answer.
~ My friend Tim has inspired me over the years.
~ Family members and friends have been affected by this disease.
~ I love to hike.
Watching my friend Tim in his fundraising efforts inspired me to join his team this year. I first met him at a business networking group and his energy and good intentions were obvious from the start. His passion for veterans is a story everybody needs to hear about. And, his success raising money for this horrendous illness is truly amazing. During his first year he raised $30,000+, his second over $60,000, and this year with a goal of $100,000 I thought it was time for me to do my part.
Having many family members who have dealt with or are currently dealing with the difficulties Alzheimer's brings, gave me another reason to join his efforts. During my own campaign to raise money, I set a goal of $5,000. To help me reach that goal, I have created a number of stained glass gifts you can purchase and at least 50% of your donation will be donated to Alzheimer's on your behalf. Your name will be listed on my donation page so you can be sure, I am donating what I promise. I'll be sharing the stories of some people very close to me, and others I know through friends, of loved ones and their stories. Telling the stories of who they were is important to help them live on and allow others to share in their lives. Amazing stories of ordinary people to some, and amazing people to those who love them.
So, to recap how you can help those with Alzheimer's through the fundraiser I am participating in, there are 3 options:
1) Purchase a stained glass item that that includes a donation to this cause on your behalf.
2) Donate directly to the Alzheimer's efforts on this page.
3) Join my team!
Families facing Alzheimer’s and all other dementia need us now more than ever — and with your help, we can be there for them. Please make a donation or register as a participant and start your own fundraising. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease. Join my team and create your own fundraising effort! This is my first year as a team member but I'd love to have you join our efforts.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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