10/29/2023 0 Comments
Hello Lewy Warriors!
Another month down and we have some exciting news to share with you all! It's been a busy October for us here at CLBDI so let's get right to it!
First and foremost, we'd like to welcome three new members to the Advisory Board. We're excited to have Marisha, Michelle, and Morgan join us and cannot wait to formally introduce them in the coming weeks. They've already joined us in our first official meeting back after our summer hiatus and are bringing fresh energy, great suggestions, and their unique skills. We'll be updating the roster on our website very soon and you'll be able to learn more about them and what they bring to the table. For now, we'll say welcome and we're so grateful to have you. In related news, our member and friend Keith Myra has had to step away from the Advisory Board but will continue to be a supporter and consultant for us. He has been an amazing support and has helped us in so many ways. We wanted to thank him and wish him all the best in the future. Thank you, Keith, for all you've done.
Coming in the next few weeks, we have our second "CLBDI Community Walk" rescheduled for Nov. 5th in St. Jacobs. Everyone is welcome, from carers to medical professionals to community members, and we hope to see you out. We'll be meeting at the trailhead by the lot at 20 Albert St. E. in St. Jacobs at 1 PM (which is free) and walking along the river. Following the walk, we'll be heading to the EcoCafé again for a warm drink and snacks. Want to learn more? Check out our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CanadianLBDInfo/) for more information and updates on the event. We also have the first and second videos of our "CLBDI Talks" interview series releasing next month. Originally, we had planned to drop the first episode with Dr. Stephen Pasternak this week but, due to some technical difficulties, that release has been slightly delayed. Nonetheless, we cannot wait for you to see them so keep an eye peeled for more announcements and the first episode to drop very soon. Be sure to follow us on YouTube to get notified as soon as it becomes available.
In other news, after a wonderful lunch with Ashley Irvine, our liaison at UWO, we're so happy to announce that we've officially passed $65,000 in total donations! AMAZING! Thank you to everyone who has been involved in any way, whether through donations or sharing our posts or attending our events. Thank you to Ashley, as well, for all her work and the wonderful lunch. We're so grateful to have made it to this milestone and cannot wait to see how far we go in 2024.
As we've previously mentioned, the rest of this year is all about advocacy and community, so we will be drafting letters to our local MPs and MPPs in the near future. We would love for you to be involved and to have your voice heard. If you have any suggestions or ideas you'd like to see us cover, don't hesitate to reach out to us via our contact box, email, or direct message on Facebook. We would appreciate hearing from you. Also coming in November, we have our next CLBDI merchandise drop, an LBD presentation at Terrace on the Square in Waterloo on the 13th, and more. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on all of these events and more.
We hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend and you've all had an amazing October. See you in a month!
The CLBDI blog is run by Advisory Board member Joseph Daniel.