As many of you know I am a participant in the Alzheimer's Forgetting Piece by Piece exhibit, a nationally touring quilt exhibit of heartbreak and hope.
Just wanted to let you know that the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative has now funded it’s first $10,000 direct research grant as a "quilter" nonprofit. Details are here: http://www.alzquilts.org/grant001.html (Previous to AAQI becoming a nonprofit in January 2008, donations were funneled through the Alzheimer's Association as donations restricted for research.) Since becoming our own nonprofit we have raised almost $133,000 and direct funding for research is the goal.
Also, there is a wonderful opportunity for those of you currently taking care of a family member with Alzheimer's, to help raise money that doesn't require threading a needle. You must be involved in the caring process now, and would be willing to take some surveys. The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative can earn $25 per completed survey. Sisters, brothers, and other family members involved can also sign up to complete these on-line surveys and also help snag $25 for research.
Please learn how here: http://www.alzquilts.org/onlineresearch.html