Judy Kay-Wolff

THE LONGEST DAY………..

of the year is June 21st and the ACBL has joined forces again with The Alzheimer’s Association to help raise money to continue to seek a cure for those suffering from this devastating disease.   It is about forming a team made up of friends with a common interest .. be it swimming, dancing, hiking, tennis, poker … whatever!!  You can read about the event all over the Internet and in the ACBL Monthly Bulletin .. but more helpful would be your participation or contribution.   I am proud to say that one of our local Las Vegas Bridge Clubs, The Bridge Club of Henderson, under the auspices of Dixie Sue Allsbrook (702-499-3238) and Carol Warren, is sponsoring this heartwarming happening and local bridge players can participate.  There will be three events in which to play:  Open Pairs (10 a.m.); Newcomers (2 p.m.);  Swiss Teams (6 p.m.).  The cost is $10 per player.   You can sign up on line by contacting hendersonbridgeclub@gmail.com.  Bobby and I are playing and hope to see many of our friends this coming Saturday.   It is a wonderful cause and I can attest to it from a sad personal experience.   My mother, who was a vital, vibrant, bright, creative, beautiful woman was diagnosed with ‘arteriosclerosis.’ at age 60 and was debilitated by the disease for twenty years.  Call it what you want .. hardening of the arteries, dementia, Alzheimer’s.   It  has the same ravaging effect on a normally healthy, productive individual and hopefully one day a cure will be found.   Check to learn if there is a participating club near you.  YOU can help .. participate or donate!!


4 Comments

Jane AJune 15th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Hi Judy,

I will be there as well. I normally play in Henderson on Saturday, but plan to play two events assuming my partner and I can find a team for the evening Swiss game. My mother in law has severe dementia and has for about the last ten years. She is 93 and lives in an assisted living facility but will soon have to move to the Alzheimer’s floor. It is a disease that so often is harder on the family than the person suffering from the dementia. It is a serious problem for sure for all involved. See you Saturday.

Judy Kay-WolffJune 15th, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Hi Jane A,

Many people have been hearing about the harrowing effects of Alzheimer’s for years, but until it becomes up close and personal, one cannot imagine the toll it takes not only on the patient, but the family as well. I am proud to be part of The Longest Day and hope others will join us at Henderson as well as many clubs across the country!

JoanieJune 16th, 2014 at 4:59 am

Hats off to those involved in this special effort. Hope it is a success!

Judy Kay-WolffJune 16th, 2014 at 5:06 am

I agree. It is an unusual approach to have people organize according to special interest groups. Doing a good deed .. and having fun at the same time.

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