Hi! Our dad -- the Big D -- was the freakin' greatest... He was an incredible dad and such a generous, vibrant human. He truly, deeply cared about people. His family, friends, colleagues, students... everyone. He was always there for you when you needed him, always ready with a hug, a bad joke and a really long story. My dad was my show-and-tell in grades 1-3, to play cartoon theme songs on his trumpet, and with a mouthpiece attached to a garden hose. He was awesome.
He died just over 4 years ago but parts of him started fading a lot longer ago than that. Alzheimer's is a wretched, awful disease, making people forget the things that matter most to them. Names, stories, connections... their lives and their loved ones, little bits at a time, over and over and over again.
So, to honour our dad, my awesome brother David has started this event to raise money so that the Alzheimer's society can reach more families who need it at such a heart-wrenching time. By donating to me or to David, you are helping to transform the lives of individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.