The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is about to receive its 10,000th donated quilt!! The Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt project, these awesome little quilts you bid on or buy outright, began on January 1, 2006. We are about to receive a milestone quilt in just a few days. Check out our home page for the countdown. (We're currently at 9,954 registered quilts!) Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
Why is this such a big deal? Because the profits the AAQI earns from the sales of these little quilts funds Alzheimer's research. We are trying to find a cure for this vile disease. The more quilts, the more research. To date we've raised more than $713,000 for research.
Show Me The Money
And what have we done with the money? The AAQI pays for scientific research. We have just funded our 11th research grant. We just awarded $60,000 to Temple University!
AAQI Awards 11th Research Grant
I've nominated Ami for a segment of "Making A Difference" on the NBC Evening News with Brian Williams. Comments would be greatly appreciated. The nomination is the last one on page 4 when you click here: Beth Hartford on Newsvine. There is a tiny "reply" button in the lower right hand corner of the post. Perhaps the 10,000th quilt will get their attention. Fingers crossed. Your comments will help.
AND the April online quilt auction is in full bloom this morning! You can see the 27 quilts we are offering this month here: AAQI April Auction Quilts and they are a gorgeous group! You can see them all in a video here:
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