Welcome to Alex's page! Please, Help Me Make the World a Better Place!
Hello! My name is Alex Blackwelder and I am the Public Relations Coordinator for NC District West Junior Civitan. I am working to raise $2,000 for Internation Dance-A-Thon this year. All the money raised is going to the UAB Civitan International Research Center. This center focuses on research for developmental and intellecutal disabilities such as, Down Syndrome, Autism, and Alzheimers.
Dance-A-Thon is a six hour dance made up of themes such as Hawaiian or pajamas. It is an annual fundraising event that all Junior Civitans are able to attend. It is a fun way for us to raise money for a great cause as well as a great opportunity for us to meet other Junior Civitans who also want to make a difference in our world.
I would like to tell you why I am honored to be able to help raise money for this center. I have a friend who lives in a group home for individuals with developmental disabilities. I met my friend when I was in the fifth grade and she instantly changed my entire perspective of the world. She has taught me to enjoy everything I have been given and she has taught me that you can still live a full and happy life no matter the hand you've been dealt. She is the reason I joined junior civitan and the reason I want to work with children that have developmental disabilities when I get older. My life has changed since meeting her and I would like to do everything I can possibly do to help change her life and the UAB Civitan International Research Center is a wonderful way for this to happen.
People who live with developmental and intellectual disabilites are no different than us, we are all human and we all feel the same emotions. We all want to be treated like human, not like we are less than or to be treated like we are different from everyone else. This is why it is important for us to treat everyone equally. I am honored to be able to help this organization and I would appreciate if you help me reach my goal by making a donation.
Let's make the world a better place, for everyone.
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