Stitch-A-Thon Bringing Awareness to Alzheimer’s Disease

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The ladies of Charleston Embroiderer’s Guild of America (EGA) spent nearly the whole day sewing to bring awareness to the Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month – which is June.

The EGA team, Majestic Mountains Needle Arts (MMNA) gathered at Bethel Baptist Church in South Charleston this morning at eight, working on a few pieces, such as a tooth fairy pillow for one member’s grandson.

MMNA members took a needle and thread to hand for the second year in a row, in celebration of Longest Day, which symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

MMNA Team Captain, Melissa Lazear said, “part of the longest day, you do what you love to remember and honor those with Alzheimer’s, and many of our mothers and grandmothers have taught us how to stitch and unfortunately some of them over the years have become impacted by Alzheimer’s.”

Longest Day isn’t until Thursday, June 21st, also known as the summer solstice, where participants from all over the country will do what they love in honor of Alzheimer’s awareness. 

Lazear explained that the Majestic Mountains Needle and Arts of Charleston isn’t just about sitting around sewing things and socializing. The group meets every third Thursday of the month and has been raising money for Alzheimer’s research to be donated since the beginning of this year.

You can find the not-for-profit organization on Facebook where you can join. For all other help inquiries and information regarding Alzheimer’s, you can call the Alzheimer’s Association, that offers assistance 24/7 – (800) 272-3900.

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