I'm happy to announce that I've received all the donations for the Alzheimer's Benefit Recital I hosted on August 26th. The grand total is $954, $250 of which are donated in memory of Janice M. Parker.
Thank you so much to everyone who gave their time and money to this cause! My grandmother was diagnosed a little over a year ago, and she's been one of my best friends ever since I was a little girl. It is a very strange, painful way to watch someone slip away from you. It has really meant a lot to me to hear from friends near and far who've had a personal experience with this disease or just want to show their support. I'm also very thankful that First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple gave me the opportunity to host this recital in such a beautiful space.
“For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.” -Paula Cole
I'm so thankful for the healing power music has in our lives. A wise friend once said that music can allow something positive to grow out of a painful situation. It's beautiful to witness that firsthand.
Much love to all!