EVENT DATE: Aug 03, 2013
Family and Friends,
We appreciate everyone sharing in our excitement as we anticipate the start of our married life on August 3, 2013. Many people have asked us what we would want or need for a wedding gift. Wants and needs, of course, are different. While there are many things we may ‘want’, when we thought about what we really ‘need’, we realized our “cup runneth over” and we truly have everything we need - in fact, more than we need.
Nonetheless, we know many of you would like to give us something in honor of our marriage. While physical gifts are wonderful, we also invite you to consider the alternative of giving to those with greater needs than ourselves through a charity donation. We have chosen the USO, the Alzheimer's Association, and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy for our charity registry. We selected these organizations because their missions are important to us and here's why:
- USO: We have personally seen the impact the USO has in lifting the spirits of our servicemen and women and their families. Our military and their families make sacrifices every day in the name of freedom and we believe our support of the USO is one small way we can give back to them.
- Alzheimer's Association: We want to see the Alzheimer’s Association’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s become a reality in our lifetime. Supporting alz.org helps to fund groundbreaking research in the battle against Alzheimer's and provides a variety of resources to those suffering from the disease and their caregivers. We want to eradicate the disease that ravages the brain and devastates families and loved ones as they go through the ‘long goodbye’.
- Appalachian Trail Conservancy: Our favorite dates are not at five star restaurants but rather time spent together under the stars or the sun, enjoying the beauty of creation. We have spent many days hiking the Appalachian Trail and are grateful for the way its natural beauty always renews and restores us. We support the Conservancy’s mission to preserve and protect the majesty of the trail for future generations.
In their own unique ways, these organizations have a personal impact in our lives today and far reaching impact across the world of today and tomorrow. If any of the reasons we support these organizations are meaningful to you as well, please consider making a donation to one or more of them, in honor of our marriage, through this site.
Pam and Eric