June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and No Bags To Check is going purple with an Alzheimer’s Awareness series dedicated to this important cause and the Alzheimer’s Association’s The Longest Day event on June 21st.
I've really enjoyed putting out the first week of this series. I started off with some of the facts and figures of Alzheimer's disease and then followed with two great guests posts including thoughts on the disease from someone living with Parkinson's and why someone would run 50 miles in a day to support the cause. Realizing that a series about Alzheimer's can be kind of a bummer sometimes, I wanted to share a funny and slightly embarrassing story about my first attempt at The Longest Day three years ago.
For the last post this week, I put together a collection of videos that cover the span of Alzheimer's. There's the facts and the mechanisms behind how it ravishes brains. Those are important. Then there's the stories- from people living with Alzheimer's and those who care about and for them. Stories of how the disease has changed their lives, what they're doing about it, and how it has served as a reminder that regardless of how disabled people may seem, love is of the utmost importance.
Hope you enjoy these Alzheimer's awareness videos. (If you're watching the Seth Rogan one, make sure wait it out to 4:30)
To support the Alzheimer's Association, the world's leading organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research, and The Longest Day event, click here. If you'd like to donate to my personal page for The Longest Day (thanks!!!), click here. Your support matters.
Wait a minute- isn't this usually a travel blog? You're right, but for the next three weeks I'm dedicating my little internet real estate to this cause that is near and dear to my heart. I hope it encourages people to share information, stories, and support. Be sure to subscribe to the blog so you don't miss a post and you can also follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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