The Campbells Take Action

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Re: The Campbells Take Action

Postby Dee » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:37 pm

An Evening with Kim Campbell
Sponsored by Morning Pointe Foundation

Mark your calendars, fans, if you live in the Powell, Tennessee area and would like to attend An Evening with Kim Campbell on September 15th.

From Morning Pointe Assisted Living:

'An Evening with Kim Campbell' - the wife of country music legend Glen Campbell will share her personal story of hope as an Alzheimer's caregiver. This free public awareness event, coming to the Knoxville, TN area on September 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Powell, is presented by the Morning Pointe Foundation. For more details and to RSVP go to http://www.morningpointefoundation.com


:arrow: Kim Campbell shares her personal insights here: https://www.facebook.com/morningpointea ... 116598025/

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Re: The Campbells Take Action

Postby Dee » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:50 pm

Member M. Giddings, thank you for sharing your photo with Kim Campbell at the Senior Expo in St. Cloud!

This event has received very positive press. We appreciate your bringing it to the attention of fans here on Glen Campbell Forums.

From AM 1240 WJON, a press article and a video from the Expo:

:arrow: Read article here: http://wjon.com/expo-for-seniors-brings ... ers-video/



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Re: The Campbells Take Action

Postby M.Giddings » Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:17 pm

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Today I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Kim Campbell as the Keynote Speaker in St. Cloud, MN at the Seniors Expo. It was very exciting and I was fortunate enough to get her to sign the letter her and Glen have on the sleeve of Glens "See You There" Vinyl Record album! Plus I will be seeing Ashley Campbell perform at the MN State Fair in a week on August 27th.
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Re: The Campbells Take Action

Postby Dee » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:49 pm

CARELIVING
CARING FOR YOURSELF AND THE ONES YOU LOVE
"Today is Mine"

By Kim Campbell
Posted July 13, 2016 on Kim Campbell's blog and shared via Glen Campbell (Official) Facebook, July 18th.

Link directly to Kim's post, "Today is Mine", here: :arrow: https://www.kim-campbell.com/today-is-mine/.
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Re: The Campbells Take Action

Postby Dee » Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:38 am

Kim Campbell Speaks at the Ideagen UN Empowering Women and Girls 2030 Summit
July 13, 2016

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Kim was recently a selected speaker at the Ideagen UN Empowering Women and Girls 2030 Summit held at the United Nations in New York City. Over 30 other speakers also participated in this global summit about which you can read here: https://events.bizzabo.com/201717 (Mouse over each image to view speakers' names/organizations.)

As a caregiver and as a wife who is losing her beloved husband to Alzheimer's disease, she must feel she has the world on her shoulders. So many of us are feeling this way, and the burden of worry for the future is a heavy one to bear. I admire Kim for participating in teaching events and continuing to share "lessons learned".

Members, would you like to share lessons you have learned as a caretaker that could help other people who participate on or read Glen Campbell Forums?

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Re: The Campbells Take Action

Postby Dee » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:47 pm

Charity Spotlight: Visionary Women Luncheon Honors Alzheimer’s Advocates
By Christopher Trela
Newport Beach Indy
July 1, 2016

Read Mr. Trela's article here: https://www.newportbeachindy.com/charit ... advocates/

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Re: The Campbells Take Action

Postby Dee » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:07 pm

BrightFocus Foundation Event, Washington, D.C., June 9, 2016
Follow-up from previous post below.

A statement from BrightFocus Foundation:
We are honored to have Glen Campbell’s family with us tonight. Their courage in 'going public' with Alzheimer's disease touches countless lives and brings much-needed awareness of the urgent need to understand this relentless disease and to fund research to find treatments and a cure.

Photos from the BrightFocus Foundation event (all photos credited to BrightFocus):

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(Above photo was taken of Ashley and Shannon's sound check; they sang "Gentle On My Mind".

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Re: The Campbells Take Action

Postby Dee » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:00 pm

Ashley Campbell will perform at An Evening of BrightFocus in DC on June 9, 2016.

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For more information about the BrightFocus Foundation and free online tools for understanding and managing brain and eye diseases, visit: http://www.brightfocus.org/.

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Re: The Campbells Take Action

Postby Dee » Tue May 31, 2016 5:46 pm

Hansen: As Glen Campbell descends into final stages of Alzheimer's, his wife tries to help other caregivers
Kim Campbell, wife of country singer Glen Campbell, spoke to a group of supporters recently at an Alzheimer's Orange County fundraiser in Silverado.
LATIMES.com
By David Hansen
May 31, 2016

Kim provides tips to caregivers, recalls when Glen was diagnosed and his and his family's reactions, and shares how she and their children are best helping Glen now.

Excerpt:
"When we got the Alzheimer's diagnosis it was scary. It was super, super scary, and I didn't know anything about Alzheimer's," she said. "So I had to ask all the questions. Is this fatal? Yes. How much longer do we have? And everything is so ambiguous, and there's really no treatment, no cure."

Kim said that once the initial shock wore off, it was clear that Glen did not want to hide. He wanted to continue singing.

"Glen just decided that he was going to share his diagnosis with the world and let everybody know what was going on," she said. "I think he really helped remove the stigma of getting that diagnosis, because for so many years it was an embarrassing diagnosis to get. People would just go into seclusion."

Now, however, she does have to protect him. She does it because she feels it's the right thing for him. She knows there are people who still want his time, but he's not in a position to provide it.

"Eventually you do get to that point where you need to be secluded, which is where we are now because I'm trying to protect his dignity," she said. "For us it's been a challenge because he did open himself up, and a lot of people think that they should still have access to him. So it's been really difficult."

You can read the full article here: http://www.latimes.com/socal/weekend/ne ... story.html

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Re: The Campbells Take Action

Postby Dee » Fri May 27, 2016 10:58 pm

Public Service Announcement - Kim Campbell on Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimers Foundation of America
May 2016
Source: https://www.alzfdn.org/

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