When Seana from alz.org/ct came by and asked us to make a ribbon for promoting June as Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness month the gears in my head started turning.
My grandmother Ethel Beaudoin was a victim of Alzheimer's and as a family we did plenty of Memory Walks and other fundraisers with the Westerly Hospital. It was a rough patch watching my grandmother descend and fade from a powerful woman to a frail lady that redefined me as an uncle chasing her from apple trees rather than her eldest grandson. Alzheimer's is a demonic disease and every year we feel closer to a cure.
With my grandmother's passing 15 years ago still fresh in my mind, we jumped at the chance to help the organization and had a 21 foot purple runner made by one of our rope suppliers, attached Seana's logo ribbon and had some fun transporting and hanging it on the station house at the Bascule Bridge in Downtown Mystic.