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Listen to an interview with Keith Famie on WJR News Talk 760

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For years, Alzheimer’s has devastated the lives of millions of families. The disease is the 6th leading cause of death in America.

Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease.

In the past ten years, a great deal has been learned about this life altering disease. Our baby boomers are surging into their golden years like a tsunami. Millions of Americans are hitting their 65th birthdays with a vision of living well into their 90’s -- healthy and active as long as they stay proactive about their lifestyle.

But what if their life’s path is destined to be different? What if because of genetics, environment, or just misjudging their own lifestyle, they wake up one day with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or a form of dementia for which there is no cure? This is the beginning of a slow and long goodbye to family, loved ones, and friends - slipping into a devastating totally unknown abyss for all involved.

I know this only too well, as I had to watch my father, as his caregiver, slip into this abyss. That is so devastating and cruel it's hard to imagine. That was 2003.

I always vowed to one day do what I could to help families facing the same fate.

The time is now to step onto the FRONT lines with those who are in the fight both personally and professionally. I hope you will join the team and support us any way you can. This film will launch on PBS in Michigan next spring with a multi-city theatrical community tour to follow.

Executive Producers:

Tony & Mary Schimizzi
Jack & Annette Aronson
Keith Famie

Community Leaders:

Artichoke Garlic Foundation
Jack & Annette Aronson
Tony & Mary Schimizzi
Russell J & Carolee Ebeid
Anotonio & Mary Schimizzi
Marjory Winkelman Epstein
Jim & Cathy Deutchman
Dr. Allen Stone Family
Arthur Roffey, Ph.D.
Gail Danto
Debbie Shayne Horowitz
Richard Eaton
American House
Bob Gillette
Trilogy Health Centers
Marvin & Lauren Daitch
Barron Family Foundation
Dr. Arthur
Rochelle Lieberman
Hertz Schram PC
Thomas Rau
Todd & Karen Sachse
Clement & Rosalind Hopp
Susu Sosnick
Rachel & Jason Zimmerman
Dr. Jill & Rabbi Daniel Syme
Sally & Graham Orley
Beth & Jeff Davidson
Sosnick Family
Philanthropic Foundation
Amy & Paul Talbert
The Sylvia Pevin &
George Pevin Foundation
Marilynn Weiss
Charlene Handleman
H. Adam & Lauren G. Cohen
Jane Imerman
Lee & Linda Hertz
Lynn & Harvey Rubin
Ruth & Andrew Elrich
Bonnie L. Dellinger
Laurie & Edward Pappas
Gilbert & Ruth Plotnik
Steve & Becki Cole
Adele & Gerald Kalman
Joseph & Emily Krinsky
Terry Silver
Sheldon Plotnik
Phyllis Loewenstein
Jan & Marc Dunn
Roberta Weber
Bluma Schechter
Margo & Doug Woll
Arnie Goldman
Michael Tisserand
Robin & Andrew Elrich
David Lyons
Lyle M. Wolberg
Sally Marx
Melissa & Larry Lax
Corinne Lemberg
Susan and Bart Lewis

In memory Of those who lost the battle with alzheimer's or dementia:

Graziano Schimizzi
Ronald Reagan
Charlton Heston
Rita Hayworth
Sugar Ray Robinson
Peter Falk
E.B. White
Rosa Parks
Robin Williams
George Lee Anderson
Peter Breck
Eddie Albert
James Doohan
Norman Rockwell
Estelle Getty
Albert Famie
Glen Campbell
Thersea Ebeid

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