“During the seven years that my wife’s father and my father-in-law, Lorenzo Malanga, declined with Alzheimer’s disease, my family and I decided to raise funds and awareness for this terrible affliction. We joined forces with Cure Alzheimer’s Fund one year ago, holding our first event at my local coffee house. Our music trivia night had sixty attendees and raised $1,000.
During Covid times we could not hold a fundraiser in person so elected to host a raffle via Zoom. Friends and neighbors participated garnering over $2,500 for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.
We chose to volunteer for this organization as we truly believe in its mission and are so grateful that 100% of donations go directly to scientists and research.”
The Whetton family may be contacted at CaldwellFamilyAlz@gmail.com for further information on how to donate or get involved in advocacy.
To learn more about Dave, his wife, Rita, and their son, Enzo, and their advocacy for raising awareness for patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and their families, click here. In 2021, Dave was honored in his home state with the New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Awards Honoree for Volunteer Leadership.