07 March 2010

Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

I'd like to use today's post to get the word out about the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative Silent Auction that Ami Simms is running. Here is the information from her site:

"The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (www.AlzQuilts.org) is a national, grassroots charity whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research. The AAQI auctions and sells donated quilts, and sponsors a nationally touring exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer's. The AAQI has raised more than $379,000 since January 2006."

Read more here.

For everyone who has lost loved ones to this disease, long before they passed away...especially those who had talents that were lost, stories you wish you had written down, smiles that became shadows...consider contributing to the AAQI cause. Take a look at the little art quilts, and consider putting in a bid on one of these tiny gems. Then go hug all your loved ones, mentally or physically, as tightly as you can.

End of public service message.

1 comment:

Shirley Albright said...

Thanks for bringing this to my attention. My father died of Alzheimer's. A friend of mine here in New Jersey is writing a book about her experience with her mother's disease and she's incorporating the experiences of others as well. It hasn't gone to the publisher yet but I'm cheering her on! It will be called "I Love You. Who Are You?" I'll tell her about this project in case she doesn't know about it.