BENEFITING: BIG D POWDERPUFF TACKLING ALZHEIMERS INC
ORGANIZER: BIG D POWDERPUFF TACKLING ALZHEIMERS INC
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WELCOME TO THE 2016 BRU CREW FUNDRAISING PAGE.
Francis "The Nana" Merendino was a spitfire amongst few. She taught me how to always live life to the fullest and to never care about what other people think.
She was always know as "The cool Nana", by my group of friends. From buying me that zebra skirt that might have been too short for parental approval to throwing secret birthday parties for me whenever my parents would go to Europe; all while saying, "NOW don't tell your mother we are doing this...."
In the Summer of 2003, my family and I noticed something just wasn't right. My sister, my mom, and I went to New Jersey to check up on her. The Nana that we all grew to love and adore was fading.
We would ask her simple questions and the look of confusion would be written all over her face. It's terrifying to know that someone who you have known your entire life to be a vivacious character, had somehow lost her way.
We lost "The Nana" on April 4th, 2009.
This is my 7th year participating in BvB Dallas and I'm about to embark on the ultimate goal of retiring my Jersey in my grandmother's memory and stopping Alzheimers Disease FORVER!
Please donate TODAY!