Sometimes customers surprise me...
They see the "tag line" of my email (Support the Fight against Alzheimer's disease!, see also this post) and decide to help.
A few days ago, I received this:
Jon Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: > Just thought you might want to know that we made a donation . it > is because of your simple email to me about your mother, Alzheimer feels more personal. > Thank you for making me more aware of this disorder. > > Jon Lee II > > Director of Information Technology > Operating Engineers Funds Inc. > 100 E. Corson St., Pasadena, CA 91103 > > > From: Linda Hughes > Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:21 PM > To: Jon Lee II (email@example.com) > Subject: Golf Donation > > > Congratulations! Mr. Graydon has selected Alzheimer's > Association of So. California to receive a donation of $2,000 from > the tournament proceeds. > > If you have a personal contact which you would like the donation to > go to, please let me know asap as I will be sending out the check > by Friday, May 13, 2011. > > Thank you for the charitable suggestion. > > > Linda E. Hughes > Tournament Coordinator > IUOE Local 12 Charity Golf Tournament > P. O. Box 7063, Pasadena, CA 91109
A big Thank You to the Operating Engineers Funds Inc. for their donation!
> Thank you for making me more aware of this disorder.
I wonder.... Is that what is lacking? Awareness? I used to ignore Alzheimer's, even make fun of it. If this was an illness affecting young people, I bet research would get all the funds it needs.
Just for a minute, try to imagine it is your mother who is the patient... After that search google for the Alzheimer support group in your country and make a small donation.