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Sunday Drive for Alzheimer's

$770 of $9,500 goal

Raised by 8 people in 26 months
As a retired media producer, I have an Idea to use video, photography, and music to give folks with Alzheimer's and dementia a positive communal experience with a memorable Sunday Drive. Sunday Drive is set to cinematic background music and meant to relax audiences. The DVDs intentionally contain no narrative, text, or plot. Their purpose is to mimic a classic rejuvenating drive through the countryside.
It takes them on a Sunday Drive to enjoy a simple drive through our beautiful countryside.
(play the example below:)
The gofundme request covers the cost of music licensing fees and production costs incurred for the first four DVDs.

In order to release the DVD to the public, I utilized personal funds to gain initial access to the music.

After having several encounters with Alzheimer's and dementia residents, I was disheartened to learn of their situations, and the National/International crisis surrounding these crippling diseases. Meeting with professionals and family caregivers, I was awestruck to discover there are very few programs like this designed for our loved ones with these debilitating disorders. Sunday Drive is unique and already creating responses well beyond the initial idea.

Thank you for your funding response. It will enable me to pay off the costs of the initial four disk productions, allowing me to move forward with new Sunday Drives in what I want to be a large and diverse  library.

More information about Sunday Drive can be found at the website:  Sunday Drive
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Big things are happening with Sunday Drive!!!
Sunday Drive has been selected as part of a study by a regional university Department of Neuropsycology. It will undergo clinical examination as to the effectiveness of the drives, and we will have new information for how we can make them even more beneficial.
We are also pursuing the next round of music licensing making our GoFundMe goal even more important. 85% or our budget is dedicated to obtaining licensing fees so we can be legal.
With new music comes new Sunday Drives. This winter, we will be editing twelve more Drives with all new topics and all new, and unique music. In April of 2018 five more drives will center around cities in Italy. As part of a touring group, I will be documenting their adventures and have permission to create new Sunday Drives as well.
New marketing too, with streaming and downloads if full HD resolution available at a drastically reduced price so everyone will have an opportunity to experience a Sunday Drive.
Please consider helping Sunday Drive out as we move forward with this very well received project.
Thank You
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Sunday Drive 5, "a visit to the art museum" is now available through the website ( www.sunday-drive.info) and through Amazon (search: Sunday Drive 5).
Editing now on Sunday Drive 6 "On the lake"
Six more to be edited by March 1.
Thank you everyone.
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The summer is over, and now begins the editing of the next 8 Sunday Drives....now including Sunday Strolls.
Sunday Drive 5, "The Museum of Art" will be available December 10 with Sunday Drive 6, "A Lake Ride" soon to follow.
Stay tuned as we spend the cold winter days putting them all together. (by the way, "A Winter Day" will be here soon too)
Thanks for all your support,
Wayne
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Completed the canoe trip, and we have fall bike trails now.....getting anxious for winter to begin editing all the new Sunday Drives and Strolls.
We also are about halfway through the Sunday Drive "Snow Day" video to come out in December.
Stay safe on the roads......Wayne
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Joanie Maher Hanel
25 months ago

Wayne, there were nights I couldn't sleep after my breast cancer diagnosis. T

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$770 of $9,500 goal

Raised by 8 people in 26 months
Created July 8, 2016
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MH
$100
Marlene Hill
25 months ago

This is a wonderful project to help those who need it so very much - thank you Wayne

CM
$20
Carla Madson
26 months ago

Glad you're doing this. A pretty scary affliction

BR
$50
Blaine Rittmer
26 months ago

Great project, Wayne! This needs to happen.

Joanie Maher Hanel
25 months ago

Wayne, there were nights I couldn't sleep after my breast cancer diagnosis. T

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