Family reunion contest open to families living with Alzheimer's disease
The "I Will Remember for You Family Reunion Giveaway" contest is currently accepting entries.
The contest, which was launched by the Home Instead Senior Care network, focuses on keeping memories alive for families living with Alzheimer’s disease.
Those who are interested in entering must submit a story in either written or video format about their experience with a family member living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia for a chance to win a family reunion.
The essays and videos must share how Alzheimer’s has affected day-to-day life of the family, discuss the roles memories and remembering have played in regards to a family member who has Alzheimer’s, share specific stories or examples of how the family has coped with the challenges and why the family deserves to win the family reunion.
The contest's grand prize-winner will win the family reunion, which will provide opportunities to help family members create and capture memories together such as a scrapbooking and shadow box station, a memory booth to capture videos, photos or written thoughts and assistance from a professional family historian to create a family memory anthology.
"We hope this contest will help turn some of the negative aspects associated with this disease into proactive projects that will preserve family memories for generations to come," said Jeff Huber, president and COO of Home Instead, Inc., which funds the event, in a press release.
Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Jan. 31. A judge’s panel will notify three finalists by Feb. 15, and online voting to select the grand prize winner will occur from March 28, through June 30.
The grand prize winner will be publicly revealed in November following the family reunion event.
For more information, visit www.rememberforalzheimers.com.