Photo by Donni ReddingtonDon and Ginger Reddington's fundraising campaign is nearly over.

Photo by Donni Reddington
Don and Ginger Reddington’s are spearheading a fundraising campaign to in support of a magazine-style compilation of all Don’s columns about his experience with Alzheimer’s.

Thanks to the remarkable generosity of many people, the fundraising drive to support publication of Living With Alzheimer’s: the Don Reddington Project has generated impressive support.

The Methow Valley News plans to publish a magazine-style compilation of the eight articles that Don wrote for the newspaper last year about facing Alzheimer’s and its implications, plus an article about Don’s close friend, the late Jerry Bristol, along with informative material from the Alzheimer’s Association about recognizing and coping with the disease.

To help cover publication costs for printing and distribution, Don and his wife, Ginger, have undertaken a fundraising campaign and are asking for any help people can provide, working through the YouCaring fundraising site. YouCaring describes its mission as “compassionate crowdfunding.”

Here’s how to help:

  • Go to www.youcaring.com/ReddingtonProject and follow the simple process.
  • Donate at North Cascades Bank in Twisp to The Reddington Project account.
  • Drop a check off at the Methow Valley News office, made out to The Reddington Project.

We are publishing Living With Alzheimer’s in partnership with the Lookout Coalition at Room One in Twisp, which is providing some seed money to jump-start the fundraising campaign. The Reddingtons have decided that any funds they are able to generate that aren’t needed for production will go back to Room One. All donors will be recognized in the magazine, unless they choose to remain anonymous. The Methow Valley News will also be offering advertising opportunities for those who want to be associated with the project.

New season's here, by Ginger Reddington, will be awarded to one lucky donor.

New season’s here, a painter by Ginger Reddington, will be awarded to one lucky donor.

Also, one of Ginger’s paintings will be given to a person whose name will be drawn from the list of people who have donated before midnight on July 1.

Gratifying progress has been made toward the Reddingtons’ fundraising goal but there remains a little ways to go. If you haven’t had a chance to participate, there’s still time. Our thanks go out to those who have already contributed.