Hello Lewy Warriors,
We're happy to announce that our digital art show and fundraiser, "Our Emotional Journey With Lewy Body Dementia", opens on Friday, March 26th here on our website. Mark it on your calendars and be sure to come and check it out! All proceeds are going to Dr. Pasternak's LBD research at UWO!
Hello Lewy Warriors!
Can you believe it's the end of February already?! Time seems to be flying by! March is only a few days away now so I wanted to make a post here to share some information on a few events that we have coming up and some important dates to keep in mind.
Firstly, we will be launching the promotions for Carol's digital art show, "Our Emotional Journey With Lewy Body Dementia", next week. Keep your eyes open for the poster to drop here and on our Facebook page. Please consider sharing it around and spreading the word about the event. The more, the merrier! The gallery will be launched here, on our website, on Friday, March 26th. You will be able to find it a link to the gallery on our "Community" page. All proceeds from the show will be going to Dr. Pasternak's team at Robarts. In fact, we're happy to report that two paintings from the show are already sold!
If you're not able to, or interested in, purchasing some art, please still come check out the art show and enjoy the gallery. Carol put a lot of work into her art and this show means a whole lot to everyone here at CLBDI. There will be no charge to visit. And for those of you who wish to donate, but would rather do so in smaller amounts, there will be other avenues available to you. We're happy to announce that we will be running another Gofundme fundraiser through the spring. It will be going live on Carol's birthday in Mid-March and it will continue running through the opening of the show and into April.
At the end of March, we will be sharing our new donation total and looking ahead at our next total donation goal. We have no intention of slowing down any time soon and with the pandemic (hopefully) on it's way out in the later parts of this year, we're looking at doing live events again (eventually, pandemic permitting). Keep an eye out for more information on that if you are a 519 local. We'd love to see people coming out when things are open again.
And finally, when services open up and become available to us, we will be finishing the Youtube video and launching our channel (among the many other plans that have been put on hold due to the lockdown).
We have also added a few new links to the "LBD Resources" page and will continue to update it as we find more interesting and pertinent things to share.
We hope everyone is staying safe, happy, healthy and finding moments of joy as the weather warms. Spring is just around the corner.
All the best,
Good afternoon Lewy Warriors,
We have some wonderful news to share... It's time to celebrate!!!
We have just received word that we have officially surpassed $10,000 in donations to LBD research! Wow! Incredible! A million thanks to everyone who has been a part of this journey so far. We couldn't do it without the support and generosity of our community.
With your help, we have hit (and are now well past) our first donation milestone. A round of applause for everyone!
We will be sharing the total donation count at the end of next month but we are SO EXCITED to have hit one of our goals despite the challenges we faced this past year.
Again, thank you all.
The CLBDI Team
Good evening everyone,
We just wanted to share the news that we have now activated Bob's Memorial page and added it to the site. You can find it on the site's navigation bar or by clicking this link.
"Everything that we do at CLBDI is, in one way or another, done in memory of Robert "Bob" Schmidt. Bob passed away a year ago today after his battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, educator and so much more. He was a Lewy Warrior. His story and others just like it are why we continue to advocate for LBD patients and educate the public."
You are all welcome to leave your own comments, tributes or memories at the bottom of the site.
The CLBDI blog is run by Advisory Board member Joseph Daniel.