Sally Huffstetler of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Atlanta office e-mailed just now to say the organization has been burglarized. Someone entered through a back door, which was secured with a dead bolt. They broke the door frame to get in.
The crime occurred on Aug. 19 and resulted in a lot of damage and loss. More than 20 computers and monitors are gone.
Huffstetler said police are investigating but haven’t made an arrest yet.
So Alzheimer’s Association staff members, board members and volunteers have decided to hold a special bake sale to try to defray some of the expenses associated with the burglary. They’re hoping some big-hearted (and deep-pocketed) donors will respond to the “$1,000 Good Karma Cupcake” sale by stroking a check.
The fundraiser will be Sept. 2. Drop by the officce at 1925 Century Blvd., Suite 10 or contribute online: www.alz.org/georgia.
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Georgia Chapter was formed in July 2002 and supports advancing research, enhancing care and support, raising public awareness and building capacity for patients. The agency estimates that more than 200,000 Georgians have Alzheimer’s and nearly 500,000 others are affected through their roles as caregivers.