The Alzheimer's CURE Foundation, Inc., has many openings for volunteers and would be more than happy to discuss these with you in person. We are also interested in professionals who are willing to volunteer their services to us. Please call: 401-473-7019.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the special people that have contributed in time and effort to the Alzheimer's CURE Foundation, Inc. Volunteers are the backbone of any organization and we especially value and are grateful to ours.
In alphabetical order, these people are:
Annette Arabasz is a Graduate Student at UMass Dartmouth studying Graphic Design and Business Administration. She has been crucial in the design of our new logo for the Alzheimer's CURE Foundation, Inc.
Christopher Michael Anthony, who so capably took the logo that was so firmly implanted in my mind and created it on paper. It takes a very special talent to do that. You can visit Chris’s website at www.itimebomb.net. He’s a young talent, currently a student at Stonehill College, with much to offer as a graphic designer. Chris has donated his work to us and we thank him for it.
Melba Castillo, a graphic arts major from Catherine Gibbs college who designed and prepared our invitations for our 2nd, Annual Alzheimer's Harvest Charity Gala. Melba is a very talented and detail-oriented graphic artist, with a sharp eye for balance and perfection, who works diligently and gives 100% to everything she does. Her contribution to our organization is huge and we wouldn't have been able to survive the graphic design challenges that we were faced with, without her help.
Kola Aderinto, an advertising designer, is volunteering his time to the Alzheimer's CURE Foundation, Inc. by designing material used for promoting our organization's events. He will also be helping us with our website. Kola is very talented and we are fortunate to have him as part of our volunteer team. He is also experienced in multi-media design and applications. To view some of his work, please visit his website at www.kolaaderinto.com.
Tasha Collins Ellerin, a High School senior, is instrumental in helping us with our clerical work. She is a hard and diligent worker who takes her volunteering commitment seriously. We are so appreciative of her very substantial help to our organization.
Whitney Guttmann, a Graduate Student at UMass Dartmouth is responsible for being able to create on paper our vision of the bow and arrow aiming straight for the word "Cure". Her work, amongst finals and various other activities, is truly remarkable. We cannot thank her enough for the image that not only adorns our Home Page, but will adorn brochures and posters in the future.
A more recent addition to our special thanks list is Sara "Mac" MacLeod, a graphic design student at RISD, who designed our beautiful Gala Program. Mac's talent, persistance and ability to work under great pressure is truly evident. She took on the project just 2 days prior to our event and had to work non-stop on the day of, to make last-minute additions and refinements. We couldn't have done it without her!
The evolution of our website from its original debut to the elegant site it is today would not have been possible without the significant contribution of Arielle Mills, a professional web developer, who volunteered her services to our organization. Arielle is not only extremely talented, but works at the speed of lightening. As you can see, her work is very high-end. Please visit her website at www.ultwebdesign.com She also has a "Marriage and Divorce Name Change Kit" site to make changing your name easier than ever. You can visit that site at www.ultimatekits.com.
I'd also like to thank Daniel Murphy for creating the template for our website as well as helping with some of the graphics. Daniel's assistance has been, and continues to be, very valuable to us. In addition, Daniel has also been creating our ads for publications. We couldn't have done it without him. Daniel, a talented Art Rocker, who is a part of the group Marah-Mar, has donated many, many of his precious hours to our foundation. Dan is also a professional web designer and graphic designer. We can't thank him enough for his contribution to our organization. Please visit his other work at www.danielmurphy.org.
Deborah Patton is the person who developed our website and we wouldn't be here without her help. She has donated many, many hours of her time in developing our site. It is her first major website, which means she also spent many hours studying all the details of putting it together. Debbie is a junior at the University of Rhode Island. Her hard work, dedication to our cause, her natural talent and persistence to every little detail are invaluable to our Foundation. There is no doubt of her success in a computer science career or whatever other path she might decide to pursue.
This website would not be possible without the continuous help of Mr. Paul Schings. He is instrumental in the more difficult updating and helping with the appearance and desigh. We couldn't function without him and are grateful that, despite his many professional and personal commitments and obligations, he helps us whenever his assistance is needed.
Lynda Takoudes has been the first volunteer for an event that our organization has participated in. She manned the booth for much of the day at The New England Women's Expo that took place at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Rhode Island, on April 30th, 2006. We'd like to extend many heartfelt thanks to her, not only for so graciously offering her time to us, but also for surprising us with a beautiful, blown-up photo of her late husband, Chris Takoudes, who was a victim of Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. He will be the formal "face" who will represent our foundation because of Lynda's generosity. She has allowed us use of his photographs for our flyers, website, etc. You will be seeing more of Chris in these pages in the future.
We'd like to thank Mr. Mark Tully of Ballindaloch Press for helping us refine our logo and convert it to a quality that can be used for professional printing. You may visit Mark's website at www.bananaboat-ag.com.
Anna Zito is one of our most committed and dependable volunteers who has stepped in to manage our booths, create awareness and participate in community outreach. Anna is a very devoted member of our organization whose volunteer work is truly valuable to us..
Last but not least, to my parents, Peter and Elvira Lascarides, for all their help, sacrifices and support. They have taken an active part volunteering at events, playing the role of "personal assistant" and supporting my work in every way they can. They are my inspiration and the driving force behind this foundation. I’d also like to thank all those who had already donated to our Foundation before we even went “live” on the internet.
A special, heartfelt, "Thank You" to all the above.