Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2010 Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk

About Memory Walk
Memory Walk is the single largest fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, both locally & nationally. The New Mexico Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association offers educational programs & trainings around the state, caregiver respite assistance program, a free quarterly newsletter, & a toll free helpline. In addition, the association assists with registration in the Safe Return Program for patients who wander, acts as a legislative advocacy body for patient rights, & maintains a network of more than 40 support groups statewide. All of these services are provided confidentially & free of charge.

Memory Walk is the nation's premier fundraiser to help those battling Alzheimer's disease. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $200 million for programs & services for individuals with Alzheimer's, their families, & caregivers.

As many of you know, I had a loved one who had Alzheimer's disease and I saw first hand the effect this disease can have. So, the Alzheimer's Association and the work they do is very important to me. Since 2006 I have participated in Memory Walk, first in Orange County, CA and now back home in Albuquerque. Please take a moment to visit my Memory Walk donation page either by clicking here, or the link on my sidebar. I appreciate any and all support and thank you in advance for your help!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wolf Sanctuary Photos

So, in case you were wondering where they were, our visit to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary was delayed a week, as my husband got the flu. But I do have photos to show you! It was awfully hard to pick which ones to post as I took over 250 photos that day. I've done my best to pick a good representation to show. And if you get a chance to visit them, do! It was amazing. The guides are wonderful and full of stories. The drive is beautiful even though it's long. It was snowy and we had the place to ourselves. We also drove by El Morro and didn't have time to take the hike. (Plus it was cold). But plan to go back to visit it in the spring or summer when it's green and blooming. So, without further ado, on to the wolves!Most of the buildings on the grounds were similar to this one.

The first wolf-dog we saw was this momma.

Here's one of her babies. It's thought dad might be a Labrador!

Alice, Forest & Thunder

Cheyenne was sad. She just lost her mate a couple of weeks ago and wolves mate for life.
Geronimo

What a handsome wolf!

Brutas & Akela

The Look

On the hill.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

The New Mexico Alzheimer's Association


THEIR VISION

A world without Alzheimer's disease.

THEIR MISSION
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

To learn more about this charity, the important work they do, and how you can help, please visit the link on my sidebar or go here.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Did He See His Shadow?

Will Phil see his shadow? I am ready for spring myself but we shall have to wait and see...

Happy Groundhog Day!