Help 1WineDude Kick Alzheimer’s Ass!

Vinted on September 21, 2009 binned in wine health

As many frequent 1WineDude readers already know, I recently lost my grandmother to Alzheimer’s disease.  She died at the age of 96 – but the truth is, she was dead years before that, bedridden and unable to care for herself or recognize her loved ones.  Caring for her placed an almost unbearable emotional toll on my family.

I would LOVE for my family to be one of the last who ever had to go through that.

So on World Alzheimer’s Day, I’m asking you to help me KICK ALZHEIMER’S ASS!

YOU can help, and it’s easy. go to the Help 1WineDude Kick Alzheimer’s Ass donation page, and make a donation.

Together, we’re gonna raise $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.  That’s right – 10Gs!  Seems like a big number, but look at it this way:

If everyone who visited in a month donated just $1, we’d beat that goal already.

I’m asking YOU to donate a buck.

If you’ve ever had a friend, loved one, or colleague who’s been touched by this disease – and chances are, that’s everyone reading this – then donate.

Donate now – not later, not when you can get around to it, I’m asking you to do it RIGHT NOW.  You will NOT miss that dollar, and you’ll be helping to make the world a better place – we can all toast to that!

If you want to link back to this post to help spread the word, that’s great.  If you want to tweet the link, or throw it into your next facebook update – also great.  But what we really, really, really need is for you to throw a buck into the collective pot – that would do more good than all of the tweeting and facebooking that you could muster.

So donate now – let’s Kick Alzheimer’s ass today!






  • 1WineDude

    Hey all – if any of you have stories, remembrances, or any other things that you want to share in terms of how Alzheimer's has impacted your lives, please feel free to share in the comments.


  • 1WineDude

    Special thanks to the donors so far:

    – WeeRee Boy
    – Felipe & Rachelle Gonzalez
    – Anonymous (love your quotes, by the way!)
    – Kathy Whaley
    – 1WineDudette & 1WineDoodle

    Let's keep it going and KICK ALZHEIMER'S ASS!!!

  • Michelle

    We lost Kevin's dad to early onset Alzheimer's in 2007. He was only 56. You're right – the emotional toll on the family is practically unbearable. It's so hard to cope. It's a great thing you're doing today!

    • 1WineDude

      Thanks for sharing that – another reason why we need to KICK ALZHEIMER'S ASS!

  • Ken Payton

    My wife lost her father to Alzheimer's. Her mother is in a home, as is my own. But do not think they are lost. It is that we cannot know where they are. There is a great book I read years ago, 'Scar Tissue' by M. Ignatieff. It makes the radical argument that Alzheimer sufferers are in an unknown place, an incommunicable place. But it may also be a place of beauty. We simply do not know, we should not say, that they are lost. The brain has resources, riches. We let go. But the brain does not.

  • 1WineDude

    Thanks, Ken – I'll need to check that book out.

    I suppose in a lot of ways, it is us who are 'lost' in being unable to reach our loved ones who are suffering from Alzheimer's.

  • Ken Payton

    Before I forget, maybe you could offer a comment on my blog once every 16 weeks. Seems fair.

    Of course, it is possible I've written nothing interesting in the past four months.

    • 1WineDude

      I doubt it!

      Anyway – sounds like a fair deal to me! Cheers.

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