My why to advocate for more research money to go towards the Woman’s Alzheimer’s Movement is pretty simple. Two of my grandmas and my mother-in- law all died with Alzheimer’s. Now my father has dementia, early-onset Alzheimer’s. My amazing mom is on her third rodeo of being a caregiver.
It’s gets even bigger than that though. I have four children of my own and three of them are women.
Almost 4 years ago I joined a company called Beautycounter and started learning about the hazards of toxic chemicals in personal care products and our overall environment. I started connecting more risk factors by learning about chemicals that are neuro toxins like lead still today found in many lipsticks, aluminum found in deodorant, fluoride found in toothpaste, heavy metals found in makeup and more. I started advocating immediately for more health protective laws realizing it has been since 1938 that there has been a major law changed in the broken beauty industry.
I’m proud to say I am going straight to DC this April through my Beautycounter business and lobby for more health protective laws. Only two individuals from each state get this honor to use their voice for change.
I knew I must be a part of the solution to help leave this next generation with better solutions to not only prevent Alzheimer’s but to be able to find a cure.
Continuing to use my voice, raising money to keep funding research is the only way. As Maria talks about being an architect of change, I know I want to fall under that category when people talk about me. It’s the only way to leave a legacy behind for my children and generations to come.
Our fundraiser was called GET CRAZY FOR YOUR BRAIN and I am doing just that!