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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tomorrow is World Alzheimer's Day

Put Your Loved One on FaceBook

Put Your Loved One on FaceBook
World Alzheimer's Day is Wednesday September 21st. Please change your FaceBook profile picture to a photograph of a person who has/had Alzheimer's that you wish to honor and remember on September 21st and always.

Please include this statement in your status update:

I support the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative at 

If you make a $5 donation (below) to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative before midnight on Wednesday post the invoice number generated by your donation to the AAQI FaceBook Page*, we will capture the image of your loved one from your profile picture and add it to the 2011 AAQI Virtual Wall of Remembrance where it will remain for one year. Names will not accompany photographs.

If you are not on FaceBook, or wish to make multiple donations to honor more than one person, email one photograph of each of your loved ones and the invoice number generated by your donation ($5 per photograph) to Diane at Pictures may be cropped and sized to fit the wall.

As it is somewhat time consuming to snag and post your profile picture, please do not change it until you see it appear on the "wall" on the AAQI Update Blog. It may take several days to keep up! We'll do our best.

*If you've never been there before, you may have to click the "LIKE" button. What's not to like?!


All donations to AAQI go directly to AD research.  The entire organization is made up of volunteers.  I don't know any other charity that does this.

I've donated in memory of my father, 1924-2010.  His birthday is coming up, so it is nice to be able to celebrate World Alzheimer's Day in his birth month.


  1. It is a nice way to commemorate a loved one and to support research, isn't it? Many of the pictures on the Wall of Remembrance are loved ones who are still living, but suffering from the disease. Others, like my father, have already succumbed.

    The Alzheimer's Association states that every 69 seconds a case is diagnosed in the U.S. That is estimated to escalate to one in every 33 seconds by 2050!