Dear Friends and Family,
We have so much to be thankful for, especially for our good mental health.
On November 7-8 of last year, I and my new hip “Ruthie” joined my dear friend, Diane Ram, as we participated in a fundraising event in Israel, "Hike for Alzheimer's Care" to assist a wonderful organization that I have had the privilege of volunteering in when I was in Israel: Melabev. This non-profit specializes in dementia and Alzheimer's care through the vehicle of many day centers for the elderly and one for those younger than age 65 who have been diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia.
For those with Alzheimer’s or dementia, day to day life can be confusing and frustrating. As the disease progresses, individuals are no longer able to complete simple tasks which, in turn, damages their self-worth and sense of dignity. The goal of Melabev is to enhance their quality of life while providing respite and support for their families.
This year on November 13-14, “Ruthie” and I will again join Diane Ram in Israel to hike for our friend, Leslie Lowenstein, who has Alzheimer’s, and benefits with so many others from Melabev’s insightful, intelligent and joyful programming. Her husband tells me that she looks forward to Diane Ram’s hugs every week.
I look forward to hiking with Diane and hugging Leslie also while I am in Israel.
I acknowledge and thank Diane Ram for volunteering for Melabev 13 years and for introducing me to this incredible organization.
I am turning to my many friends and family to support me in this very worthy cause. All donations are tax-deductible.
You can sponsor me by going to my page directly: https://hike4alz.melabev.org/hiker/Moonbeam/
You can pay by credit card and in US Dollars as well by clicking on the drop-down arrow in the box to the right of the box with “Amount” in it.
I would love to have you join me, hiking in beautiful Eretz Israel while supporting those who would love to hike, such as Leslie, but are no longer able.
I deeply appreciate whatever financial support you can provide in our efforts to help Melabev.
With love and gratitude,