May 19, 2010
Alzheimer’s scares me. The thought of losing my memories, of losing all that I am, scares me. The knowledge that the shell of me that remains would be a burden falling on those I love most - that scares me most of all. I am not a medical researcher or a physician - I’m a quilter. I made a quilt for the first Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative show because it was the best way for me to support this effort to raise awareness and funds for the fight against Alzheimer’s. I am sincerely happy to be a small part in this organization. The vast majority of the money raised goes directly to support research. The administrative costs are kept very low because so much of the work is done by dedicated volunteers. It is important that we each do what we can in this fight to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the feeling I get from doing something that may help to find a cure.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Volunteer & I made a quilt for the traveling exhibit and have made quilts for auction.