my beautifully brave friend, Lauren, has turned her family’s personal struggle with this disease into consistent awareness efforts and now, with her husband and friends, created the Hilarity for Charity foundation. did you know Alzheimer’s is the one and ONLY cause of death among the top 10 that has absolutely no cure, no way of prevention, and it can’t even be slowed down? i don’t know about you, but that statistic shakes me to my core. without a cure, there’s still so much to be done. let’s all do our part to keep our memories and the memories of our loved ones safe in their minds and hearts.
please see a message from Lauren (via Facebook) below:
“As many of you know, my mother was diagnosed six years ago with early onset Alzheimer’s at only 55. Since then, my husband and friends and I have created the Hilarity For Charity foundation through The Alzheimer’s Association to raise money for support groups, research, and individual care. Currently, Crowdrise.com, an amazing charity website, is hosting a contest with Mozilla Firefox in which charities compete against each other to raise money. The charity that raises the most gets an additional $50,000. That’s a lot. And would go a long way for a disease that is still so mysterious and so truly devastating. I have 746 friends on here. If every one of you donated $5, that would be a heck of a lot of money. I know there are a lot of worthy causes out there, but I hope you’ll consider giving a day of your Starbucks money to Alzheimer’s. Thanks!”