Good evening Lewy Warriors,
We wanted to post an end of the year summary and Holiday blog post and share some updates with you all. Normally, we would consider posting more than one but the upcoming holidays and lockdown have shaken things up a bit. So this one will be a bit longer than usual.
Firstly, before we get into the CLBDI updates, we wanted to wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year. We hope you are all safe, happy and healthy going into 2021 and there is some holiday cheer in your life right now. While I'm sure that we are all hoping that 2021 is a new chapter and a return to normalcy, we at CLBDI like to take a moment to count our blessings and ground ourselves in the now. So, as we reflect on the past year, we'd like to acknowledge that there have been so many moments of joy, humanity and goodness that shine through the dark. It is important that we remember and cherish the good in our lives as we move forward.
One of the amazing things that happened this year (and that we are so grateful for) is the growth we've made at CLBDI and the generosity we've seen from all of you. As of December 11th our donation total for the year sits at $8,256.00. Incredible. Thank you all so much for your generosity. The money we have raised is going directly towards LBD research and the fight against this horrible disease. We are also happy to share that some direct donations were made after the 11th and, when combined with donations from the CLBDI Holiday Fundraiser that is running right now, we are inching closer and closer to the $10,000 mark. We are already more than halfway to our first donation goal on Gofundme! If you'd like to help us pass beyond that (or share the fundraiser around with people you know), click the link below.
You might notice that some of the pages have been updated and edited for more clarity and simplicity. There are also a bunch of new LBD resources available. Throughout the year, we have been adding more LBD related content and continue to update the site regularly. If you haven't browsed through the site in a while, now is a goof time to check it out. You might be surprised to see all the different stuff that we have added. We are also getting closer to the release of our first original video content on our Youtube channel. It has been slow going due to the return of COVID and other personal bumps in the road but hopefully by the end of the month/start of the next we will be going live.
Finally, we are still on track for our digital art show, "Our Emotional Journey With LBD", for sometime in mid-2021. Carol has been working away on her paintings and we've begun planning and brainstorming the event. We hope to have a physical art show before the end of the year, but that will depend on the state of things in regards to the pandemic and vaccinations. As we get things together, more information will be available to everyone through here and on our Facebook page. If you aren't following us there yet, consider giving us a like and a follow.
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I guess all that is left to say is "Thank you" (again). We couldn't do this without you.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to you all.
All the best in 2021.
The CLBDI blog is run by Advisory Board member Joseph Daniel.