The AFA Quilt to Remember
AFA (Alzheimer's Foundation of America) is assembling a unique national quilt of remembrance and care, called the AFA Quilt to Remember. The first-ever dementia-related quilt of grand scale, individuals and organizations comprising quilters at all levels have contributed creative and heartfelt panels to remember and pay tribute to individuals with Alzheimer's disease or a related illness, or caregivers or healthcare professionals.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is a national nonprofit organization headquartered in New York with a mission "to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families, through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life."
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How does it work?
Announced on December 16, 2005, the AFA Quilt today numbers 129 completed panels with another 278 in some stage of preparation. It was first displayed in November 2006 in New York City's Central Park. Each year, AFA transports the entire collection or portions of it to selected sites for a specified period of time for public viewing.
Why is it successful?
Since its inception, the project has been seen by tens of thousands of Americans; generated major media (Chicago Sun-Times, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, others); and has seen sustained growth (129 completed panels and another 278 being prepared).
For more information: www.alzfdn.org