imagine waking up one day
finding that your basket of memories
had been scattered about
try as you might to gather them up again
some of them remained out of reach
"Landmark data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) in their report Dementia: A Public Health Priority show that around the world a new case of dementia occurs every four seconds. That is the equivalent of 7.7 million new cases each year. In the words of global health expert Dr. Peter Piot, dementia is a ‘ticking time bomb.’" Some of you may know I have been touched personally by this disease. My mother, Alice, developed vascular dementia in her last decade of life. I see patients with this disease in increasing numbers and help them and their families struggle with its many challenges. This year I will be taking part in the Walk for Memories with some of children and perhaps even my grandchild. The goal is to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society of York Region which runs day programs for those affected by this disease and offers education and support to caregivers and family members. I am one of the newest board members of this wonderful organization.
This coming saturday my family and I will be walking in memory of Alice and we would appreciate it if you might consider making a donation. I chose to make my campaign private so I will not show up on the list of walkers. If you would like to donate you can click on the left hand side to make a donation. You could put a note in the last box on the donation page ear marking this towards to Walk for Memories, Seneca College King campus under my name Margaret Glinski-Oomen. Then Please leave a comment here and I will enter your name in a little giveaway for an indigo dyed crochet covered stone. Any donation 20 dollars or more will receive a tax receipt.
thank you so very much