The children of all ages of the Schuylkill Frontier Girls and Schuylkill Quest Club in Pennsylvania learn the value of caring for others as part of their mission. In November, as part of Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, they decided to help those with the disease.
“My wife’s grandmother had it, and we used to visit her at the nursing home,” said James Spink, the groups’ co-leader. “When she passed away, it put a big impact on us, and we decided that we wanted to make sure we could do everything we can do to help prevent that from happening to other families.”
In prior years, they collected money and purchased baby dolls to give to those with Alzheimer’s disease. In 2021, they sold custom T-shirts, wristbands and car decals to raise money for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. As an article on the Channel 16 WNEP Pennsylvania website put it, “Until that cure is found, they’ll keep supporting community members in their fight against the disease. The group’s compassion is summarized in one heartfelt offer: ‘I’ll remember for you.’”