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Funds will Save Lives Alzheimer's-Dementia Patients

Organized by: Peggy Garrett

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Life Events Interrupted The Fundraising Campaign
May 28, 2017

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THE STORY:

For 28 years I have worked with patients and families devastated by Alzheimer’s. On a scheduled visit to a husband and wife’s home I found a tiny woman clad only in a thin nightgown clutching a teddy bear on the highway. She was completely helpless and unable to communicate. I had a gut feeling that she was the wife of the husband who had phoned me. I was very lucky in that I was able to get her safely in my car. I drove to the house and the husband was not home. I phoned the police and we waited together. The husband was out searching for his bride who had left the home on more than one occasion when he slept from exhaustion of caring for someone 24 hours a day.

  • In 2014, 46.2 million Americans were age 65 and older. Half of all older adults had less than $22,248 in annual income from all sources. 
  • Average Cost for a secure community with quality programing is $6500.00 monthly 
  • Average Cost for 24-hour care at home is $13, 440.00 monthly

To change this and allow families to afford care for their loved ones, our fund will be forever funded by a Job Board. Employers already place ads, this will put them to good use for others.

  • 25% of each ad placed on our Job Board will go directly to the care of those with Alzheimer’s. 
  • 30% - job board for processing and managing all of the backend functions 
  • 30% - Advertising and Promotion

This fund raiser is to build and promote the job board ensuring care for future families.

Statistics from Alzheimer’s Association www.ALZ.org

  • 5.1 Million Americans have Alzheimer’s
  • 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia related disease 
  • Every 66 seconds someone in the USA develops Alzheimer’s 
  • In 2015 18.1 billion hours of unpaid care was provided by a spouse or adult child 
  • Family caregivers spend more than $5,000 per year caring for their loved one with Alzheimer’s 
    • For some that means missing a vacation
    • For others that means going hungry

In 2016 Alzheimer’s and other Dementias will cost the nation $236 Billion Dollars

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$475

 

1% Raised of $55,000 Goal

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  • Darla Fagerstrom Verfurth

    $25

  • Juliana Whittenburg

    $100

  • Debbie Sleight

     

  • kelli bankes

    $50

  • Linda Kauitzsch

    $250

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Organized by

Peggy Garrett

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Linda Kauitzsch

Linda Kauitzsch

DONATION: $250

In memory of Bess Kauitzsch 2 years ago

kelli bankes

kelli bankes

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Debbie Sleight

Debbie Sleight

In memory of Lynn Sleight 2 years ago

Juliana Whittenburg

Juliana Whittenburg

DONATION: $100

My Dearest Friend's Mother suffers from Alzeheimers. I am donating in her honor along with all the others afflicted with this disease. 2 years ago

Darla Fagerstrom Verfurth

Darla Fagerstrom Verfurth

DONATION: $25

My beloved ones 2 years ago

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