The quilt exhibit is held in conjunction with the JT Walk and Beach Party to raise funds for Hopes & Dream Quilts 4 a Cure. Kathy Thompson, CEO of Quilters Dream Batting, knows the heartbreak and frustration of the ALS disease. Her son Josh was cut down in the prime of his life. This handsome young father of two who was a fantastic surfer was reduced to breathing through a ventilator. He couldn't even scratch his own nose. His mom and wife and everyone who loves them jumped in to find a treatment and a cure. The resulting fundraisers have been record setting. Don't tell any mother that she can't protect or help her child. No matter what age they are!
Kathy and her company have put together one of the most dynamic quilt challenges, now in its third year, I believe. My how time flies. In addition, she has added this exhibit to be held:
Sunday October 9
10am - 6pm
Hilton 2nd Floor Ballroom
31st Street and Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA
Open to the Public
View quilts from around the world donated to help raise money to find a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Children's and Babies Quilts....Modern Quilts....Art Quilts...Traditional Quilts...Holiday Quilts
Quilts of all shapes, sizes & colors!
All proceeds from the sale of quilts goes directly to the ALS Association research initiiatives.
Remember...Quilts make wonderful gifts & purchase of our quilts is Tax Deductible. Quilts will also be available for sale October 8- 27at the Richard Stravitz Gallery 1217 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach 23451.
Please help us find a cure for
Josh & all ALS patients.
Josh's Mom - Kathy Thompson & Josh's Grandmother - 'Mimi' Kelly
Founders of the Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS
Toll Free 888-268-8664
Quilts are also accepted for the ongoing quilt challenge to be used in other fundraisers and to give to ALS patients.
As many of you know my husband, Derrol, has ALS. He has a slower progressing form of the disease than Josh, but it is creeping through his body. And like Josh, there is no treatment. There is no cure. 100 percent of ALS patients -- die.
|Derrol on his way to work in his Invacare power chair and |
his van and hydraulic lift. Thank God his
employer is willing to work with him and his job is
such that he can do it with a few assistive devices.
We pray for a treatment or a cure or both!
I can't imagine life without my Derrol, and I don't want to! I know alot of you have lost loved ones --sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, husbands and wives to all manner of diseases.
ALS is a neuromuscular disease that has close ties to some other nasties that we'd like to eradicate -- Alzheimer's Disease; Parkinson's Disease; Muscular Dystrophy.... It is likened to being buried alive in a coffin -- his body is the coffin.
I hope you'll help us try to stop the dying.