EVENT DATE: Jan 18, 2014
Scott Hancock wrote -
We’ve all experienced loss of one kind or another – loss of a friend, a grandparent, a child or a dear pet. This is how we know each other, even if we have never met. You are not alone. Loss is all that more heartbreaking when a vibrant life is cut short by a disease that causes a loved one to slowly slip away – even though their physical body is still present. It saddens the heart.
But in sadness, it is important to hold onto those short moments of “joy” that keep you going. Keep you going for yourself, your family and your friends.
Mom’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s in 2008 sent a wave of fear through my family. The anxiety level we experienced was debilitating – we didn’t know what to do first. We were crushed and saddened. We were spinning out of control and needed help. So I turned to the Alzheimer’s Association. They offered their kind hearts along with realistic and professional advice on what I should do next for Mom and our family.
I’m grateful they were there for me and my family. I want them to be there for you too. That’s why I’m working hard to learn how to sing Mozart, Scarlatti, Gluck, Rossini and other classical opera composers to raise funds and have fun. When I sing I experience pure joy! I will share that joy with you at my Tribute Recital benefitting and honoring the Alzheimer’s Association of Washington, my mother and all the wonderful caregivers that helped keep her comfortable as well as wipe our tears. Thank you!
Providing caring and compassionate service is expensive and the Alzheimer’s Association and I desperately need your help!
Raise $20,000 to help provide 40 Washington State families with professional advice, counseling and emotional support in 2014 from the Alzheimer’s Association.
Your donation will help fund the “Connections Program” – a comprehensive program of assessment, planning and help to those facing difficult and unique dilemmas of family members & friends touched by memory loss.
Connection care plans are designed to help address immediate needs and plan for the future. Here is how they can help:
- Provide strategies for coping , how to maintain family & social relationships
- Assessment of family and individual needs
- Support caregivers who balance their many roles
- Plan and understand long term care options
- Understanding changing behaviors
- Personalized visits in your home or at your office
- Coordination of services
- Environment/safety screening
- Community resource information and ongoing education and support
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
Donate here, and help me make a difference!
The first 70 donors of $100.00 or more will receive a complimentary bottle of “Joy” from me. This white wine was created especially for the Alzheimer’s Association by the kind and generous hearts at Alexandria Nicole Cellars – 2011 Washington Winery of the year. My heart goes out to them for their kind spirit and eagerness to help me and those living with Alzheimer’s.
This white wine is stunning to taste and pure “joy” to experience – a unique blend of hand-picked Viognier and Roseanne varietal grapes. They were gently whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented in neutral French Oak barrels using a combination of two different yeasts. With a beautiful floral bouquet, this wine expresses layers of ripe Anjou pear, peach, and lychee nut with hints of citrus, orange peel and melon. While the Viognier itself is fresh and clean, the barrel fermentation imparts another layer of creamy texture, which lends to its rich and lengthy finish.
All of this spectacular flavor comes in a feature artist collector bottle – 2014 “Still Life with Pears and Grapes” by Impressionist, Claude Monet – 1867.
You will “fall in love with life again” when you taste this masterpiece! Thanks Jarrod, Ali & Matt!
Please join me in person January 18, 2014 at Shoreline City Hall to experience opera while helping those living with Alzheimer’s. I’m no Pavarotti, but we will have a great time together! Oh yes, we will also raffle off fabulous prizes – (1) jeroboam size trophy bottle of “Joy”, (10) individual standard size bottles of “Joy”, (1) “Date with Destiny” – dinner and wine tasting for 6 at Alexandria Nicole Cellars (April, 2014), (3) Voice lessons from “Voice Lessons Seattle”. Only $10.00 per raffle ticket.
See you there – and remember to donate here now. If you aren’t able to donate cash please come lend your heart to my cause – my recital is free.
“When you find joy, you find charity” - Scott
Please remember, you must be 21-years-old to qualify as a winner of a wine incentive gift or prize.
Did you know?
- Today more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. And they’re not all old and gray. People are developing Alzheimer's in their 30's, 40's, and 50's.
- Another American develops Alzheimer’s disease every 68 seconds.
- By 2050, 16 million Americans will have the disease and an American will develop the disease every 33 seconds.
- Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
- Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America without a way to prevent, cure, or even slow its progression.