2019 has arrived and if you are like me you are happy to say hello to a brand spanking new year. Chris and I don’t do a big blow out party or stay up super late on New Year’s Eve but I get excited about the new year and what it has to offer.
Of course Comments for a Cause will continue to be a part of It’s Just Life this coming year and I am happy share new and different charities and organizations with my readers. If you have any you think might be a good match for the blog please let me know. I have a couple in the pipeline but am always looking for new ideas.
This past month I featured a charity that is dear to the heart of one of my readers, Dawn. So many lives are lost yearly to horrible truck accidents and Dawn has worked tirelessly since her own father’s death to educate, bring awareness and work for change in the laws that govern safety in the trucking industry.
Our donation this month will go to CRASH (Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways) who partnered with PATT (Parents Against Tired Truckers) to form the Truck Safety Coalition (TSC). PATT and CRASH are nonprofits.
To enhance the quality of life for those living with Dementia, caregivers, and the community!
Their website is a wealth of information and it made sense to include a little bit of their goals in their own words:
Educate. To significantly raise the awareness and decrease the stigma in America to the spectrum of conditions collectively known as Dementia, through education.
Knowledge is the first step towards understanding Dementia. It’s important for people to get the information they need so they can cope with the challenges these diseases create. Our organization can be contacted at 1-800-DEMENTIA (1-800-336-3684) by anyone who would like more information on Alzheimer’s and all the other leading forms of Dementia.
Provide. To make available, non-medical, easy-to-understand Dementia awareness materials and resources for individuals, small businesses, larger corporations, civic organizations and communities-at-large. To provide monthly quality-of-life programs within continuing care communities and in public Dementia-friendly forums, that emphasize meaningful therapies for those living with Dementia, and their caregivers. These educational programs can be a lifeline for many people who are looking for ways to enrich the lives of men and women living with the disease.
Recognize. To encourage those who: provide exemplary Dementia caregiving, counseling, engagement and even nutritional support; develop prevention initiatives; and create innovative products, services, and solutions.
We believe that every American, and each employer in the U.S., should know the facts about Dementia. Therefore, our call-to-action is simply, Know Dementia!®
So please, this month, take time to read, leave a comment and share with others. My blog is my way of giving back and your comments help me to do that in a tangible way. For every comment made on any blog post during the month Chris and I will donate 50 cents to the Dementia Society of America. Please check out their website and all of their social media connections that I will share at the end of this blog post. Thank you for your willingness to leave comments and to continue to keep all of those with dementia and their loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.