Bringing Our Best Poker Face to Fight Alzheimer's

Poker for Alz

On the longest day of the year – the summer solstice - we combined our best fight face with a poker face. Poker for Alzheimer's was an event to remember. Everyone from beginners to hard-core had a blast.

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

The Longest Day is the day the Alzheimer’s Association calls on everyone to join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.People around the world participate in fundraising by doing an activity they love.

So, we stood up to the darkness of Alzheimer’s by playing poker with friends, family, and neighbors! A great day for a great cause #endalz - one poker hand at a time.

At last count we raised $2300 to advance the care support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. A BIG Thank You to everyone who helped.

Poker for Alz - A great day for a great cause

This fight is personal

Some people wonder why I frequently post about fund-raising events and ask you for support.

For me, this fight is personal. I know the emotional and financial devastation of this disease. My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011. His birthday is June 19th (he would have been 78). Now his brother is living with this horrible disease.

Today, an estimated 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. In the U.S. alone more than 5 million Americans have the disease. And, 16 million friends and family members are providing their care. We must act now to find a cure.

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