BENEFITING: Alzheimer's Association
EVENT DATE: May 07, 2016
Thank you for visting my family's page to fight Alzheimers! We are committed to fighting this terrible disease in memory of my Grandma June who passed away on February 5th. In leiu of flowers, we would be so honored by your donations to fight Alzheimers. We've committed to raise $3500 for the Alzheimer's Association by May 1 to honor my Grandma and her battle with this disease.
Although I miss my Grandma, I'm grateful that she's finally at peace. I'm grateul that we gathered to remind her that she was loved and not alone.
When I think about how to describe my her...all I can think of is fun. I had the most fun being around her, and everyone who called me after her passing told me stories of the fun they had with her. She loved being around her family and would accept anyone that needed a grandma. She loved the big Christmas Eve parties, fishing, and playing cards. She taught Justin and I how to play cards, and then would keep us up till 2 am playing hand after hand, drinking terrible coffee, and listening to big band music of the 40s and 50s. We loved every moment listening to her stories, and she loved listening to mine.
Her adult children, six grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren will miss our feisty June, affectionately know to many as "Turtle". My mom, sister and daughter all have her name in the middle...hoping to get just of little of her in us. And, she loved her grandson-in-laws...she would always tell me, "Justin is such a good man," and she was so happy when Lauren married Jose. She would say, "Oh good, you brought my boyfriends!" whenever she would see them.
Yes, losing my Grandma was sad, but to be honest, Alzheimer's that took her from us years ago. This disease robs so many of the chance to say goodbye.
Unfortunately, at the current rate, more than 28 million baby boomers will suffer from Alzheimer's, which will in turn consume nearly 25% of all Medicare spending. This is a terribly troubling fact, and the only way to change this is to support research. There are some incredible studies currently underway, and we're getting closer, but we're not there yet!
So, we will continue to fight in June's memory and so that that my daughters can grow up in a world without the fear of losing someone before they're gone. Thank you for joining me in finding a cure. I so appreciate your support.