Tuesday, May 26, 2009


My good friend and fellow stamper Jen Tapler, along with a group of generous sponsors and challenge hostesses, have teamed up to create a temporary online community where members can take part in a variety of challenges, contests, classes and workshops, and download several free products (a special digital kit, a printable 3-d template, tutorials, etc) in different papercrafting categories (stamping, cardmaking, paperscrapbooking, digi scrapping, hybrid, etc). All this for a suggested donation of $5. 100% of these funds will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association to help with their efforts to provide and enhance care and support for all those affected by this heartbreaking disease. Simply make your donation through Paypal using the "give" link on the top of my sidebar ... or by going directly to the SOA website.

This worthwhile cause is near and dear to Jen's heart, as her father is currently suffering from Alzheimer's at the young age 58. I too know first-hand the heartbreak this disease causes families ... my grandfather suffered from Alzheimer's for several years, and it eventually took his life.

Alzheimer's Disease is currently the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. It is a fatal, progressive disease that slowly robs a person of their precious memories. We are involved in the memory preservation hobbies - what better cause for the papercrafting community to join together to support?

I hope you'll join us May 25-31 to Stamp Out Alzheimer's!
My Grandpa Milt and my Grandma Irene with my children Allie and Drew.


Mary said...

What a great cause! My grandmother suffered from Alzheimers before she passed away. It was heartbreaking.

Jen Tapler said...

Nancy - Thank you so much for sharing your own story and this beautiful family photo!! And thank you also for your support and helping me spread the word!! {{hugs}}!!