Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The 1st Annual Forget-Me-Not Classic, Monday, April 16th, 2012

So we started the week off with what I have been working so hard on for the past 4 months!
The First Annual Forget-Me-Not Classic
Benefitting Alzheimer's Disease
This means SO MUCH to me. It really hits close to home.
Everyone please meet my Nanny (my mom's mom)
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She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia at just 63 years old. Her mother (Nana) was also diagnosed but she was much older. Sometimes it's easier to adjust to when a loved one is much older when you learn of their disease.
We had a very hard time with her. She lived with us for awhile while my brother and I were in high school and things went down hill from there. (I don't want to go into detail today).
She passed away December 16th, 2010. (1 year apart to the day of her mother, (Nana), within 1 hour's time difference) She would have been 68 on December 29th.
So with that being said I wanted to do something for this disease. There is no cure. There are medicines to slow the process but no actual cure. We had help from The Alzheimer's Resource Center in our local area. You can visit their website here. They offered support groups for caregivers (which are definitely needed), free sitters, activities, and just a listening ear if necessary. I decided after Nanny and Nana passed away that I wanted to do more. So last year I formed a team, we raised about $500.00 and won 4th place in teams. I did a bake sale and sent letters to my family asking for donations and my team members did the same.
Here is our group shot from last year!
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I had my family, Mom, friend from work and her family, and my friend Kathryn, and my brother and (now) sister-in-law. We walked 3 miles and it was a lot of fun.
 
THIS YEAR
 
I wanted to do something bigger! So Jason helped me come up with some ideas for a golf tournament. So that's exactly what we did!
We ended up with 11 teams! We served a hamburger lunch with a 1 o'clock tee off!
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Everyone getting ready to tee off!
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My brother (left) and his partner (in the black) played with another young team.
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My dad (right) and his partner.
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Love this one!
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My hubby
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The doctor I work with. He has been a great supporter! (And I help him with Miracle League!)
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It was close!
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All the great prizes!
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I am happy to announce that the doctor I work for and his partner WON! Woohoo!
I also more than tripled what I raised last year and I still have until October to keep going!
God is so good!
If you would like to donate to benefit Alzheimer's Disease, message me or visit this website!

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