Monday, May 25, 2009

Stampin' Out Alzheimer's

Monday, May 25, 2009
Alzheimer's disease kills 5.3 million people every year. It is the 7th leading cause of death. It is the most common form of dementia. Almost twenty-seven million people worldwide had Alzheimer's in 2006 and this number is expected to quadruple by 2050. The average life expectancy after diagnosis is about 7 years. Fewer than 3% live more than 14 years after they are diagnosed. It is, as of this date, incurable.

If you have a loved one with Alzheimer's you are aware of some of these numbers. But really when you look at them and they don't know who you are, do those numbers mean anything?

Jen Tapler and Susanna Boyd have put together a week's worth of "pay to play" papercrafting fun with challenges and prizes in honor of Alzheimer's, Stampin' Out Alzheimer's. All you have to is give a small donation (they're asking for a minimum $5) through one of their widgets. Then through the generous help of many sponsors they are able to offer participants a whole lot of bang for their buck through free downloads and prizes. At the end of the week 100% of the money raised goes to the Alzheimer's Association. So after you've made your donation go to the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's site and register.

Jen Tapler shares the story of why she put together this event here.

Even if you're not a traditional papercrafter, won't you please consider a donation? It's only the cost of a bookstore coffee. I'll be leaving the widget up all week long on my blog at the upper left. Maybe I'll even throw all the supporters names in a hat at the end of the week and draw one out for something special. If you make a donation, make sure to sign up at the Stampin' Out site and add me as a friend. :) I'm all alonely over there with those scrapbookers. ;)