5/29/2023 0 Comments
Hello Lewy Warriors!
As May comes to a close and we are only days away from our founder Carol starting her adventure on Prince Edward Island walking the Island Walk trail to raise awareness about and funds for Lewy Body Dementia research, we are so happy to share that we've surpassed not one, not two, but THREE major donation milestones since February of this year. We are so overwhelmed by the generosity of our community and excited about our organic growth. Most of the last few months have been focused on preparing for "The P.E.I. Project", so to see this much of a bump in donations has been incredible. As of Friday, May 26th, we've raised $55,257 for Lewy Body Dementia research in Ontario. Simply AMAZING. Thank you to everyone who has donated, shared our story, or been involved with CLBDI in any way. We will be updating our donation total throughout the duration of Carol's walk across P.E.I. and into July so if you are interested in supporting Carol's journey, you can scan the QR code on the photo above, visit our donations page, or click this link: .
In other news, we've launched our own Instagram account (@canadianlbdinfo) where you will be able to see photos from the trail, original content, and LBD information and resources posted regularly. If you're on Instagram, please consider giving us a follow and sharing some of our posts. Everything helps, no matter how little. CLBDI is a purely grassroots project with no sponsorships and we appreciate anything people do to help us gain visiblity. We've also added a few new LBD-related links and books to our ever growing LBD Resources page this past month. Be sure to check it out.
In only a few days, our founder Carol will be boarding her flight and heading out on her adventure, but before that she wanted me to share a few words about "The P.E.I. Project". She writes, "My motto in life is “One day at a time” so I will enjoy each day as it comes. I am ready to meet amazing folks on this Island Walk, as it is officially known, and I know my Bob will be there with me. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. See you when I get back." If you'd like to see some views from the Island Walk trail and get an idea of where Carol will be walking, check out this beautiful video from Osprey Cove Productions on YouTube.
As far as next month goes... Our yearly donation from the Robert Edward Schmidt trust fund will be happening, as well as the delivery of some new original content that will take you into the world of LBD research, and you can expect regular updates to the website and Facebook. We'll also be sharing stories from the road, photos, and updates from Carol as she walks across Prince Edward Island.
We're wishing Carol a safe, fun, and empowering walk as she readies herself for her walk. It's been amazing to see this come together and everyone, myself included, is so very proud of her. I hope she has a great time and meets tons of awesome new people.
That's it for May. We'll see you at the end of June.
The CLBDI blog is run by Advisory Board member Joseph Daniel.