Below is a list of our amazing CureCaps volunteers. Please join our cause today by emailing us.
Betty O’Connor, South San Francisco
June Heise, South San Francisco
Marlena Kien, Chester
Vi Kaupanger, Westwood
Peggy Van Wie, Auburn
Diane Crew, Elk Grove
Joyce Eriksson, Sacramento
Katarina Grabowsky, Sacramento
Sandra Neff, San Carlos
Judy Stogner, San Carlos
Lenore Sweet, Clayton
Eireann Schulenburg, Mountain View
Brigida Cortese, Montrose
Connie Christodulis, Los Gatos, firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Wasserman: email@example.com
Shirley Mauricio, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Scott, email@example.com
Sherif & Mereema Marmash, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Stevens, Greenwood Village
Carol Chapman, Wakefield: email@example.com
Kathy Chapdelaine: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Eash, Omaha, email@example.com
Barbara Danner, Rensselaer
Margaret Cipperley, Wynant Still
Elaine Walker,Reno, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Kelley: email@example.com
Diane Shulman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooke Graham, email@example.com
Atie Blinn, Reno, 775-853-9208
Gert Perez, Reno
Appelonia Ornelas, Reno
Debbie Dezsi, Reno
Liz Terry, Sparks
Jennifer Dolder, Reno, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abe’s Garden at Park Manor Retirement Community, email@example.com
Marty Hughes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Childress, Virginia Beach, email@example.com
Saratoga Prayer Knitters
Volunteer To Make CureCaps – Hand in Hand We Will Find Cures For The Brain
In November 2007, we organized a grassroots effort called CureCaps and asked volunteers from around the world to help us fight deadly neurological diseases like Niemann Pick Type C by making hats to raise money for brain research. You can think of CureCaps as our “Pink Ribbon” — the hats are a symbol of hope for cures for brain diseases that impact millions of people. We hope that as word continues to spread about our CureCaps hat making effort to cure the brain, more volunteers will join our volunteer team. Since the project started, we have collected over 3000 CureCaps! You can view pictures of the hats here.
The Story Behind CureCaps
A few days after hearing the news about our Niemann Pick Type C diagnosis and our fight against “Childhood Alzheimer’s,” our friend, Elaine Walker, dropped by our house with a few adorable handmade hats to cheer us up. Elaine wanted to know if there was a way she could personally help raise money for research and accelerate finding a cure. At that moment, a new idea was born. Let’s ask volunteers to help us make CureCaps to raise money for research into deadly brain disorders.
Made From the Heart to Cure the Brain
The one question everyone wants to know is if there is one pattern that should be followed when making CureCaps. As you can tell by the photos, the answer is “No.” We want each CureCap to be a unique. Our tagline is made “Made from the Heart to Cure the Brain.” We want CureCaps to be designed for kids and adults — each hat represents hope for cures for the brain. Just send us hats — all shapes, sizes, colors and styles!
Where Do Donations Go?
All donations go to The Addi and Cassi Fund CureCaps project. The goal of our project is to take the best hat designs made by volunteers, sell them and then recreate top designs. We plan to market the hats with proceeds going to fund collaborative brain research into neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, Autism, Fragile X and Niemann Pick Type C. Our goal is to fund our first collaborative brain research project in 2010.
Join Our Cause Today
If you are interested in joining our global fight to cure the brain, please email us. In addition, if know of a friend who knits, crochets or sews or if you are part of a club willing to donate time to our cause, please let us know. We look forward to our daily trip to our mailbox to receive CureCaps — made from the heart to cure the brain!
Send CureCaps To:
Ms. Addi & Cassi Hempel
14125 Saddlebow Drive
Reno, NV 89511