Hope Shines On...
Why I fundraise for the Alzheimer’s Association
My name is Deanne Alexander and my mother Jane was formally diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011. Not long after, I became an advocate for the Alzheimer's Association. It was a very difficult time for my family, not knowing how to deal with the disease. We were often clueless about how to handle the changes, as her physical and emotional stages declined.
The Alzheimer's Association was a godsend for us! The camaraderie of being with others who were experiencing the same type of physical and emotional changes in their loved ones, helped us get through some very difficult times. I always enjoyed fundraising to help the Alzheimer's Association. Our contributions help them support research and development, as well as providing valuable services to people who need answers,
while navigating through this horrific disease.
Very sadly, my mother passed away in 2016.
I continue to passionately advocate for the disease.
I am fundraising this year by offering locally handmade masks, (sewn by my friend Isabelle), using custom printed fabric. I decided to hand paint each one with shiny accents to the purple
ribbons to symbolize my feelings that
"Hope Shines On"...
even through the toughest times.
Thank you for your support.
All profits will go the the Alzheimer's Association