Here’s some exciting news from the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative:
Hold onto your hats!
Moira and Adam Dewar of Island Batik, Inc. have donated $25,386.00 to the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative!
This is our largest donation to date. As in EVER!
Moira and Adam have been proud supporters of the AAQI through the Rose of Sharon project and have donated fabric for “Alzheimer’s Illustrated: From Heartbreak to Hope.” But this! OH MY GOODNESS!!!
Adam said, “We are very happy to give this money to the AAQI. We think they are doing fantastic work.”
We are ecstatic! Jump-up-and-down happy! Over the moon! THANK YOU!
There are an estimated 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s. One in eight people age 65 has the disease. Right now. If you are a Baby Boomer, your age cohort is turning 65 at the rate of between 7,000 and 10,000 people a day. Chances are high that you will spend your retirement years either struggling with this vile disease yourself or taking care of someone who is.
Let Island Batik’s commitment to fighting Alzheimer’s be a challenge to every quilting industry leader to support the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative. We fund research directly. 100% of the money that funds “our” research goes to budget, nothing to overhead. Our organization is run by volunteers and we spend zero money on fundraising. We are quilters doing what we love to do and making a difference. HELP US!
AAQI has raised over $550,000 so far to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s. You can view some of the quilts I’ve donated to AAQI here.
What awesome news! It’s so great to support an organization that spends ZIP ZILCH NADA on overhead, and with so much research going on, hopefully inroads are being made against Alzheimer’s!
Is the Dewars’ generous contribution going to research, or is it going to be used to further AAQI? Just wondering.
This contribution, as all the profits at AAQI, will fund Alzheimer’s research. The AAQI web site has a very open accounting of all their money, which you can see here: http://alzquilts.org/show.html
Thanks for asking.