Saturday, July 11, 2009

Alzheimer's Association

I remember when I was going through recruitment my freshman year of college. The philanthropies that every house was associated with was very important to me. I remember I really liked Alpha Delta Pi because they were associated with Ronald McDonald house, which I had previously worked with. When I went to Sigma Kappa, I really didn't feel a strong or deep connection with Alzheimer's Association. No one in my family has been struck with the disease nor anyone I know. Over the years and since working for The Alzheimer's Association I have gotten a greater understanding for the awful disease, which I don't think enough people know about. Sad as it is to say, I think people started to understand what the disease was once they saw The Notebook. To me, this award winning video does a perfect job explaining the hardships of dealing with the disease. It's very well done and it is subtle enough so at first you don't understand what is going on, and eventually it just consumes the video- which is exactly how the disease is.

Thanks to organizations like Sigma Kappa all across the country for donating their time, talent, and treasure to all a worthy cause.


shabby cheek