Hello Lewy Warriors!
What a month! We're already halfway through the summer and we've got tons of information to share with you. First and foremost, we've launched our second online art show over on the CLBDI Online Gallery! This year's show features a collection of amazing artists who have graciously donated their artwork (time, energy, hard work, and creativity) to our cause. We simply cannot thank them enough for their kindness and support. The show will run until mid-September and artwork will be sold on a "first come, first serve" basis so be sure to check it out as soon as possible. All funds that we raise through this show will be going to Dr. Pasternak's Lewy Body Dementia research at the University of Western Ontario after the show closes. We have also decided to include the option to purchase a copy of any of the posters for the show on matte poster stock as well, so if you really dig the posters or want a copy of your own... you can do that!
Speaking of fundraising, our wonderful liaison at UWO Emily let us know that we've reached $32,821.17 in total donations as of the end of July! That is just AMAZING! We cannot thank the community enough for helping us surpass our goal of $30,000.00 raised. This is a win for everyone! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has donated or shared our posts or been involved in any way. We've been speaking with Dr. Pasternak and hope to bring you an inside look at where this fundraising money is going and how it is being used to better understand Lewy Body Dementia in the near future. Keep your eyes peeled!
We've also been meeting with our Advisory Board to brainstorm our plans for the rest of the year and have started to think about the holiday season. We hope to have some announcements coming your way very soon along with some new CLBDI merchandise and maybe even some updates for next year!
We also will be making the CLBDI brochure available to you to download in August and will be doing some regular updates to the rest of the site as the summer comes to a close. Are there any features that you feel that we are missing? Send us an email or get in touch with us via the contact form on our homepage! We would love to hear from you about how we can make this site better.
We should also let you know that we will be out of the office from the 21st to the 29th of next month and will be very slow to respond during that time, so if you're interested in getting in touch with us or purchasing artwork from the show, please consider doing so in the next few weeks.
We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far and thank you to everyone who has already visited, purchased artwork, or had kind things to say about the art show. We'll see you in a month!
The CLBDI blog is run by Advisory Board member Joseph Daniel.