Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Couple Items of Business

I wanted to make mention of a couple of things on my blog, for those who don't follow my facebook page.

First, my family is participating in a "Walk To End Alzheimer's" in honor of my mom. I have a goal to raise $500 for this walk. So far I have collected $305 (with a few others who have said they will mail their donation in)...which means I am almost at my goal. If you feel inclined to sponsor me in this walk, please click here to visit my Walk Page. The money raised goes towards research, support/resources for families affected and eventually a cure for Alzheimer's. My mom does not have Alzheimer's, but it all falls under the umbrella of dementia. I haven't yet found a walk for FTD, and I figure doing something is better than doing nothing!!

Also, I have nominated my dad to receive a free cruise. The contest is specifically for caregivers. I can think of no one more deserving than my dad! Aside from caring for my mom, he took care of my grandpa every single day, many nights getting no sleep before going to work the next day, as he was dying of Lou Gehrig's. He is one of the most selfless, giving people I know and I would love to lift his spirits and help him to win this vacation. The contest started in July and ends on September 15th. YOU CAN VOTE EVERYDAY!!!! (once a day) Please bookmark the link and go back to vote everyday! I just nominated him a couple of days ago and he's already ranked #64 out of 1,038 contestants. That tells me we have a good chance of moving up fast if everyone takes an extra minute out of their day to vote!

CLICK HERE to go directly to my dad's page, and vote for him!

Thank you all for your continued support and friendship for our family through this difficult time.

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