Hello Lewy Warriors!
Welcome to the summer! We hope you have all had a wonderful June and are excited for the Canada Day long weekend coming up. It's been a busy month for us but we are super excited for July and the rest of the summer.
We've been getting ready for our upcoming online art show and fundraiser and that has been the main focus for CLBDI all throughout June. All of the amazing pieces have been photographed, the first two posters have been unveiled, and the new and improved online art gallery is in the process of being built. We can't wait to launch the show and for you to see all the awesome artwork that has been donated this year. This year, our show features artwork from various artists based out of Waterloo, Northern Ontario, B.C., Pennsylvania, the UK, and more. The show will run from July 25th to mid-September and, as with last year, every dollar we raise will be going to Dr. Pasternak's LBD research.
Dr. Pasternak, who also sits on our Advisory Board, is a neurologist working at The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer Research Centre (CNARC) and the Robarts Research Institute at the University of Western Ontario.
CNARC is "a specialized clinic for the investigation of neurodegenerative disease and research on the clinical features, causes, diagnosis, and treatments of these diseases." This includes Alzheimer’s disease, Frontotemporal dementia, and related disorders including Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Lewy Body Dementia, and Parkinson’s disease dementia.
Want to learn more about what they're doing? Check out these links:
Next month, we will be printing more CLBDI literature and sharing it throughout the community. If you live in the Waterloo Region and would like a few copies for yourself or your business, don't hesitate to ask or send us an email! A printable digital copy will be coming to our website in the coming months as well.
We will also be getting a new donation total in July from Emily at UWO so you can expect an update on where we stand in the July Update post.
In case you didn't know, we have a Facebook page that we are very active on. We post regularly (multiple times a week) and share all types of LBD-related content. We're looking to grow our community there so click here if you want to check it out. Be sure to give us a like and follow!
That's all from us this month! Have a wonderful July and Happy (early) Canada Day!
The CLBDI blog is run by Advisory Board member Joseph Daniel.