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Alzheimer’s

I have been told that a few of you have asked if you could donate some money to the Alzheimer’s Association in my mom’s name.

That would be lovely. It would mean a lot to me. Whatever you could afford would be wonderful.

I love you all. Thank you for your interest and support for the Alzheimer’s Association and my auction. It was very successful. Everyone was very pleased as was I.

My interest now has become even greater than it has been, in raising awareness, education, and hopefully helping to do, what we need to do, for the millions of others that would suffer in the future.

God Bless,
DC

Donations to the American Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Evelyn Ward, David’s mother, can be made here.

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39 Comments

  1. Posted May 25, 2013 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    Hi Dear David,

    What is important to you, is also oimportant to us, your fans.
    Besides the fact that your work in favor of disclosure, prevention and awareness, about Alzheimer’s, has been wonderful and has helped many people. Thanks for this !!

    God Bless your dear Mom David. And that He will illuminate your way. Forever.

    With Love,

    Gueeva

  2. Claudia
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    Oh my beloved David

    You are truly a wonderful person. Your generosity touches. Support the cause of Alzheimer’s is very important. I was very happy with the success of the auction. I am very proud to be a fan of someone as special as you. Whenever you need honey, just say so. I’ll do anything to see you happy. I’ll try to help as I can.

    God bless and protect you always

    I love you darling.

    Claudia (From Brazil)

  3. Lisa Dunlop (TEXAS)
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    OKAY ALL OF YOU DAVID FANS………

    THIS IS A CHANCE TO MAKE A HUGE DENT IN MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA!!!!!

    This group does so much in the way of research and support for individuals and families on a national level and grassroots in our communities….and more is needed. You or someone you know and love WILL BE affected by this horrible disease. The “baby boomer” generation is now entering their senior citizen years, so the situation will only get worse in the next few years.

    Donations made through this link (above in David’s message) will be in honor and memory of his mother, Evelyn Ward……..but know that your dollars will serve so many!!!!

    THINK POSITIVE!!! There are over 6,000 of us on this website. Imagine the possibilities of our voices through our donations and David’s impact as a spokesperson!

    Please prayerfully consider what you can give.

    Lisa Dunlop
    (TEXAS)

    • Araceli in Spain ♥
      Posted May 27, 2013 at 10:47 am | Permalink

      Done!!

      • Lisa Dunlop (TEXAS)
        Posted May 27, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

        Hey Araceli,

        How wonderful! I know your donation has made a difference in someone’s life!

        I am praying that this opportunity will encourage many of David’s fans who could not afford to bid on the auction items but wanted to contribute to the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association .

        Lisa Dunlop
        (Texas)

  4. Georgette Jones
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    Sweet David,
    Now your Mom is an angel , beside you always, You know that odd
    feeling you get sometimes , when you think someone is watching you ?
    It’s just your Mom saying hello. Just smile and say Hi Mom
    then praise God that he has someone watching over you ……………peace my love G

  5. Monika Elzenbaumer
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    Dearest David!

    I’m so happy for you that the auction was a great success and manage to collect you much money for the Alzheimer’s Foundation! And I wish you continued success and a lot of joy with it and that it brings a lot of positives and good things!

    I love you!

    Moni

  6. Heidi
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    So happy to hear your auction was a success. I wish so much happiness and love to you and your family. You’re the best David. Take care!

    Love ya!

  7. Araceli in Spain ♥
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Awww, this really means that you read our comments here!! Thank you, sweetie for letting us this chance to help others.
    As well said Lisa from Texas, us “baby boomer” generation, sure have someone affected by this awfull disease and we ourselves would probably be in the future so this is so important for everyone of us.
    So proud of you, my lovely man, you are such beautiful (both in and out).
    Take care ♥

  8. susib
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    The total amount of nearly 35.000$ is certainly a brilliant outcome for this auction.

    As I mentioned previously, donations by fans (which span the globe) to the ‘Alzheimer’s Association’ of their country of origin would be certainly a great way to show support/raising awareness of this cruel disease.

    Here is a link for those of you who live in the UK ….
    http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/home_info.php?homepageID=224
    …Even the smallest amount can make the biggest difference.

  9. Laura
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Dear David,

    I admire you for what you are doing to raise awareness about Alzeimers. Like a lot of people have said I am glad that you raised money from the recent auction and, yes what is important to you is also important to us your fans. Wish I had been able to bid on one of the items but as it is I just couldn’t afford to bit on anything.

    I hope you raise as much money as you can to help find a cure – if not a cure then some way of helping the thousands of people who suffer from this terrible illness. The mother of my mothers companion also suffers from this terrible illness too/

    Like my dear friend Araceli said you are beautiful both inside and out, and very kind too. Take care of yourself dear David.

  10. Wenchie
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    I donate in honor of my stepfather, Tom Nielson. Im expect David will understand when it hits one’s personal family and one doesn’t need to go outside of one’s personal circle of life. :)

    I also look to my mother who is taking care of my stepfather. No wife was more “there” for their vulnerable and in-need husband. It’s real everyday life for our family.

    Im blessed to have her as my mother. :)

  11. Michele M. Arbour
    Posted May 25, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    Hi David,
    I admire what you are doing David!David you are a beautiful man and a dear son , your mom is very proud of you!Raising awareness and support to Alzheimer’s Disease and we “Baby Boomers” are getting up there in our” Golden years”of “Senior Citizenship”and It’s time for us to step-up , all of us to donate maybe 10 or 20 dollars.Thank you David ,I Love ya.
    Peace brother!

    Michele

  12. Michele M. Arbour
    Posted May 26, 2013 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    David,I just made a donation in the name of your mom.Take care David.

    Michele

    • Araceli in Spain ♥
      Posted May 26, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

      I also made a donation in your mom´s name, David! I hope my little amount can help others and… who knows? maybe to my family or myself someday. Take care, lovely man ♥

  13. Sue B
    Posted May 29, 2013 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    David. Congrats on the success of the auction !
    Your love and dedication to finding a cure for this awful disease is awesome.
    May God always be with you and guide you and protect you. Peace be with you.

    God bless,

    Sue <3

  14. Joanne Johnson
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    Just an Idea …
    COME ON DE-CLUTTER … (for Charity) …

    Come On Everyone …
    ♥ Let’s MATCH David’s Total Raised … In Memory of His Beloved Mom, ♥ Evelyn ♥

    Hey David …

    I was very inspired by your auction results … what a great way to raise money for charity. It gives fans a chance to have AWESOME memorabilia from your life/career and do something meaningful at the same time by donating/raising money for a good cause!

    And if you can part with your stage outfits (the white one was my all time favorite of yours) … then I can certainly get rid of some clothes of my own … like the stuff in my parents basement that are two sizes too small but are like new (and … you know … I may loose weight and fit in them again) so I keep them around … just in case. Hey everyone … don’t we all have something like that. Even if I do loose the weight … some STILL have the tags on them because I never even wore them when they fit me the first time around :-)

    No … I’m not going to be able to raise $5,000 with any single piece of clothing from my closet … but if I hold a garage sale this summer and inspire other fans of yours, David, to also hold garage sales …. well …
    How hard can it be to gather up / and sell $50 worth of items (that are not being used) on some sunny weekend day. Yeah … $50 doesn’t sound like a lot … but …

    … If enough of us fans from around the world do the same thing this summer, we can match your auction results, David!

    $5,000 …
    Just think … for every one hundred fans who raise JUST $50 with a garage/yard sale this summer that is another $5,000 for the American Alzheimer’s Association.
    $5,000 … plus … $5,000 … plus … $5,000 … it adds up.
    So we need 700 of David’s fans to hold garage/yard sales this summer for us, the fans, to match his auction results ($35,000). (And if enough of us raise more than $50 we don’t even need that many … it shouldn’t be too hard to raise more than $50 each garage sale).

    What better way to go back to the spirit of the ’70s then with a garage sale … it’s so ’70s. So lets go back to our youth … the age of innocence … remember those days … when we all thought one person could make a difference. If enough of us believe we can make a difference … we can … in a big way! … with an old fashioned garage sale — and a new fashioned twist — raising money for charity.
    Who’s with me?

    I’m inspired … Come On Everyone … de-clutter your homes this summer and raise money for Alzheimer’s in Evelyn’s name …

    Come On De-Clutter … (for Charity) …

    How to Hold a Garage Sale for Charity …
    http://voices.yahoo.com/how-hold-garage-sale-charity-2807623.html

    Yard Sale Fundraising …
    http://www.fundraising-ideas.org/DIY/yardsale.htm

    … and also …

    http://www.spaceclearing.com/blog/
    … the blog by Karen Kingston, the author of the book “Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui” this book has some nice tips about sorting through your things and separating out what you want to get rid of (you don’t have to believe in Feng Shui to find much of this book helpful).
    http://www.spaceclearing.com/html/links/42-extracts/270-extractclearyourclutter?showall=1

    remember … one person’s trash is another person’s treasure

    So…
    Let’s all get together this summer de-clutter our homes and raise what we can … with all donations going to the American Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Evelyn Ward, David’s mother.

    God Bless ♥ And much love …
    Joanne Johnson

    PS:
    One more thing to remember … if you are having a garage/yard sale …
    Make a donation jar handy. Some shoppers might not find anything they want to purchase, but may want to donate to the charity. So … Make it easy for them by allowing them to drop loose change or bills into a jar, then donate that money along with the money raised from sales.

    • Lisa Dunlop (TEXAS)
      Posted June 2, 2013 at 1:25 am | Permalink

      Joanne….

      What a great idea!!! Yes, I agree it is amazing how much of a difference we as a group can make!

      I know we have all been affected or WILL be affected by this disease, and even if a “cure” or “prevention” isn’t in the immediate future, the Alzheimer’s Association still needs our support for the work they do in assisting caregivers and families.

      I know from personal experience that there are counselors in local communities all over this country who lead support groups, give workshops or may even do home visits to give suggestions on adapting the environment for safety or to prevent wandering out of the home. This all takes money.

      Love your suggestion too about having a donation jar at the garage sale!

      Lisa Dunlop
      (Texas)

  15. Lydia
    Posted May 31, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    For those interested in delaying onset of Alzheimer’s or even slowing down the disease, apparently Cinnamon, Blueberries and B-12, B-6 and Folic Acid can help do the job!! Click on the link below.
    Lydia

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2013/05/24/as-more-alzheimers-drugs-fail-researchers-find-hope-in-vitamins-and-spice/

    • Wenchie
      Posted May 31, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Lydia!…

      For my step-father, however, genetics were agaisnt him. Both his parents had it, and they were first cousins who married. His getting it was a given. So much so, that when he proposed to my mother 25 years ago, he told her he would most likely end up with Alzheimers. That shows the integrity of this wonderful man whom I am blessed to have as a step-father is. A man of great integrity, of great credibility. And for all these years, he has tried every so-called trick to keep it at bay. And it didnt work.

  16. Wenchie
    Posted June 2, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    For those who want a break down on how monies donated to the Alzheimer’s Association are allocated here is a link to their website that describes how much goes where

    http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp

  17. Posted June 3, 2013 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    i will listen to your songs everyday and follow the news on alz. org if anything could be helpful for you because i don t have any money plse tell me.

  18. Elsa Stewart
    Posted June 3, 2013 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    Dear David,
    Thank you so much for sharing the link to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of your mother. I know she was so proud of you. I pray you will be reunited with her in Heaven one day and that God Himself will wipe every tear from your eyes. I love you and will keep you and yours in my prayers. Always, Elsa

  19. Linda
    Posted June 4, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    talk to us David!!!! I need a good smile

    • Araceli in Spain ♥
      Posted June 4, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

      Yes, pleaseeeeeeeeeeee!! We miss you, sweetie!!

      • susib
        Posted June 4, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

        Quote Linda “talk to us David!!!! I need a good smile.” … LOL!

        I would really like to know what David is up to when not performing, and how that new album (is it still in the pipeline?) is coming along.
        Let’s talk music…please!

  20. Sarah Carr
    Posted June 5, 2013 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    As nice as your efforts are to help find help with Alzheimer’s the problem is much greater than that Alzheimer’s is only one of many dementia that people are suffering from. Some have been around a lot longer, and have had less publicity because they are less understood. Most public people have advertised only the word Alzheimer’s. It would be nice if you educated and represented all dementia, and were willing to talk to your fans about these other subjects.

    • Wenchie
      Posted June 8, 2013 at 12:05 am | Permalink

      Sarah, your general observation when it comes to dementia/Alzheimer’s is very valid and fair. Many in society don’t realize there is a much more broader medical condition than simply Alzheimer’s in and of itself. Your bring attention to this medical fact with worth the effort, indeed. :) God bless!

      • sarah Carr
        Posted June 21, 2013 at 4:46 am | Permalink

        Thank you Wenchie for noticing.

  21. Wenchie
    Posted June 10, 2013 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    Seems like the status quo is more than sufficient in describing the state of things in the “David Cassidy”-sphere of life/reality :D

  22. Caroline Bartholomew
    Posted June 15, 2013 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Dear David
    I am very happy to make a donation in honour of your Mom. The work you are doing raising awareness and improving education about dementia as well as raising funds is so valuable and I’m sure you are making a positive difference. Thank you. Caroline x

    • Araceli in Spain ♥
      Posted June 17, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

      I got a letter from the Alzheimer´s Assciation this morning just for thank me the little donation I made in your Mom´s name. What a lovely way to star the week!! Thank you David and all those people who are working together to find a cure for this awful illness. My grandmom also suffered from Alzheimer. God Bless you all ♥

      • Wenchie
        Posted June 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

        Araceli, by law here in America, all non-profits must give the donor some sort of note/reciept of acknowledgement that the donation was received and how much. It’s for tax purposes if the donor wishes to claim the donation as a tax deduction on their forms.

        • Araceli in Spain ♥
          Posted June 19, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

          Thank you!!

          • Wenchie
            Posted June 19, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

            You are more than welcome! :)

  23. Susan Stacey
    Posted July 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    Dear David
    I cared for my Father who had Dementia, single handedly until he died in 2007. Since then I have cared for a friend with Alzheimer’s until she had to go into a home. It has now led me on to working voluntary for a few hours each week with Mersey Care (Liverpool based), who are part of the NHS in Britain. I visit people in hospitals who have mental illness and provide companionship.
    When my Father died I always said it was a shame that more couldn’t be done for people with dementia and if I had the money I would set up my own business to provide companionship for people in hospital who have very few or no visitors.
    I know how hard it is to lose someone close who has suffered with this terrible disease and congratulate you on all you are doing, David, to help increase the awareness. x

    Sue Stacey (U.K)

  24. Mady Kaleel
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    Hello David,
    I am an activities director at an assisted living community. I was watching an Oprah segment on you and saw that you were very involved with Alzheimer’s. Since i work with seniors with this awful disease I am also very involved with this cause. I held a community garage sale this weekend and raised $1,075.00. We are doing the walk on October 5th. I walk for all the families that have lost a loved. Thank you so much for your support with Alzheimer’s. I am always looking for fundraising ideas so if you have any I can use all the help i can get. Thanks again!!
    Mady in Illinois

  25. Lisa
    Posted August 26, 2013 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    Dear David,

    Was sorry to hear about your mother but grateful and admire that you were able to raise money through your auction for a good cause. Wasn’t’ aware that you were a caregiver.

    Have taken care of both my parents for several years now and it’s not easy, but takes certain kinds of compassionate people.

    Take care,
    LS

  26. shana
    Posted March 19, 2014 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    i know you do a lot of work for Alzheimer`s association, i have watched a program about people who have dementia but are able to live an independent life, it is similar to sheltered housing but the person has a self contained flat, when they move there possessions in they are not to be moved or misplaced, there is a call system if the person needs it, also they do say just being active such as taking a walk helps, and an hours sleep in the afternoon helps to revive the brain,

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