Hello Lewy Warriors!
We hope that you've had a wonderful month and are enjoying the warmer weather as we progress toward the summer. We are almost ready to start the rollout for our next online art show and can't wait for you all to be a part of it. This year we are featuring pieces from seven different artists including our founder Carol Schmidt, Kitchener based painter and illustrator Alan Daniel, Pennsylvania based abstract artist Megan Bechtold, B.C. based painter and digital artist A. Claire, and more. As with last year's show, all proceeds will be going to Dr. Pasternak's LBD research at UWO. We wanted to thank all the artists for donating to this show and allowing us to have an even bigger event this year.
You may have also noticed that the site has not yet been translated! As we've previously stated, we've been taking our time to find the best possible option for translation and, unfortunately, the whole process is taking a bit longer than expected. It will still be happening though and you might notice some changes to the site over the next month or two. We are also looking to branch out into other social media platforms and into the wider community. Soon you will be able to follow us on Instagram and, over time, many other platforms. We'll finally be launching our Youtube account in the next couple of months as well. Expect some more information on that in the near future.
We also wanted to highlight that we have updated the "LBD Resources" page regularly over the last few months and added a selection of new links and content including "Forward With Dementia", "Lewy Body Ireland", and so much more. If you haven't browsed our site in a while, take some time and check it out. You might just find something new!
And, lastly, we are excited to share that we are almost out of the first run of our CLBDI shirts! We have been sending out orders this past week so if you ordered a shirt recently, it should be arriving next week. Thank you to everyone who has been ordering shirts in the new year and we will be donating funds from shirt sales to Dr. Pasternak with the total from the next art show. If you haven't yet ordered yours, visit our "Community" page and get one before they run out.
That's all for us this month. We wish you the all best in May.
Hello Lewy Warriors!
We hope you have all had a wonderful March. We don't have a whole lot to update you on this month so this will be a short blog post. We do have a bunch of plans that are really starting to come together for the summer months, so expect some updates and information on these events in the next blog post at the end of April.
What we can tell you today is that we are finally working on having our site translated so that we can offer an English and French version of the Canadian LBD Information website. This process has been slow going as we're taking extra time to find a translation service that understands the importance of medical terminology and will give us a proper translation of those words. We don't want anything to get lost in translation. That update to the site should be coming in the next month or two and when it does happen, we may have to close the page down for a day or two. Don't worry though, you will be given plenty of heads up and our Facebook will remain active during the downtime.
Secondly, we have had to move the date of the second CLBDI online art show to July due to some personal things happening behind the scenes and have decided for various reasons that it will remain as an online-only event. This means that there will no longer be an actual in-person art show. We are sorry if anyone was looking forward to that but this will be safer for the public. We're looking forward to announcing more information on the show at the end of April.
With that being said, we are looking at hosting some sort of outdoor CLBDI event in the summer, so there will still be a chance for us to (hopefully) get out into the community and see some friendly faces.
And, lastly, there are still a few CLBDI shirts left! Our stock numbers are dwindling fast and some of the sizes are completely sold out, so if you wanted to get a shirt... the clock is ticking! Check out the design and place an order on our "Community" page.
That's all from us this month. We hope you have a wonderful April.
The CLBDI blog is run by Advisory Board member Joseph Daniel.