I read an article recently about a man, whose background was in engineering, who is now struggling with Alzheimer’s. He and his wife had suspected it might happen, since several members of his family had battled the disease.
In addition, there have been a number of reports this summer of elderly people losing their way while driving to familiar places. Often they have been missing for days or more, creating heartbreak and fear among their loved ones and putting themselves in grave danger.
So, it was a blessing to receive the following information from Ami Simms this morning. I hope that you will also do what you can to support AAQI.
The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative has just funded two more research grants!
The official press release is here: http://www.alzquilts.org/aaaw1foralre.html
And, the blog post is here: http://aaqiupdate.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/aaqi-funds-two-more-research-studies/
Snag anything you like for your blog from either sources.
What's on the horizon?
Well, bidders in the September auction just raised $3,154 for the AAQI. We will continue to fund grants until we have no more money!
The October online auction features quilts from "Alzheimer's Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope" as does the December online auction. The November auction is the Celebrity Invitational Quilt Auction and then of course we will be making noise in the exhibit area at International Quilt Festival in Houston, October 30-November 3. We hope to offer more than 2,500 quilts. If things go as planned, we may reach the $1,000,000 mark in funds raised for research in Houston.
Please invite your readers to join support us by purchasing a small quilt online: http://www.alzquilts.org/quiltsforsale.html
Until next time, I wish you peace and all good.