CHARITY PARTNER ANNOUNCEMENT! I was four years old and sitting in a warm loving kitchen in a small house in Neillsville Wisconsin My grandmother made me fish sticks and sat at the table talking with me while I ate It was a perfect moment It's one of my earliest childhood memoriesand it's the only one I have of my grandmother before the Alzheimer's and dementia put her in a nursing home for more than 10 years Every other memory of my grandmother is of uncomfortable visits to the nursing home and watching her body and mind deteriorate When she was 19 my grandmother worked for the railroad in Wisconsin as a train attendant and was known for singing to passengers as she worked When we would visit her in the nursing home even though her mind could no longer form the words and she didn't know she was doing it she would unknowingly hum melodies that a small part of her mind could still remember Music had power Music was magic Potterhead Running Club is thrilled to announce that our next charity partner is Music & Memory​! Music & Memory is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology vastly improving quality of life They train nursing home staff as well as family caregivers to create and provide personalized playlists using iPodsMP3 Players to enable those struggling with Alzheimer’s dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories Our goal with this event is provide more than 200 kits for home caregivers who are taking care of a spouse or family member Watch this video about Music & Memory and be back here tomorrow at Noon EDT to register for Event #3! It's time to run for the memories - Brian Meme

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