Monthly Archives: September 2015

Support World Alzheimer's Day | September 21, 2015

Support World Alzheimer’s Day | September 21, 2015 World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. Below are […]

Support World Alzheimer’s Day | September 21, 2015

World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning.

Below are six facts about World Alzheimer’s Day and the disease itself.

1. Millions are affected: The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation says 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease; 47 million people worldwide are living with a form of dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

2. People are diagnosed often: Every 68 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s. With the number of cases growing, some 16 million Americans are predicted to be living with the disease by 2050.

3. Alzheimer’s usually occurs in older people: Most people living with Alzheimer’s disease are over 65, but those younger than 65 can develop the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

4. The disease has proved deadly: Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. People typically live about eight years after their symptoms become noticeable to others, but survival can range from four to 20 years.

5. Go purple: The Alzheimer’s Association encourages people to wear purple, the color commonly used to show support for the cause, on World Alzheimer’s Day. The organization also suggests supporters of Alzheimer awareness plan events at work or engage on social media to “go purple with a purpose.”

6. There are ways to make a difference: A blog post on the Huffington Post lists a few straightforward ways to take action on World Alzheimer’s Day, including thanking a caretaker or joining the Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry. Check out the full post here.

There are many different ways you and your company can support going purple on Alzheimer’s Action Day, September 21st:
– Make a donation to your local Alzheimer’s chapter – call 1-800-272-3900
– Schedule a “purple with a purpose” event to raise awareness at your company
– Turn Facebook purple
– If you own a business, create a purple product
– Create a fundraising/awareness campaign by selling Forget-Me-Not flowers
– Be an advocate – write to your local legislators and representatives about increasing funding for Alzheimer’s disease.

At Hayes & Fisk we have the honor of photographing family portraits with multiple generations represented. Many times our clients tell us they want to preserve those memories simply because they don’t know what life might throw at them, at any given point. On this day we just want to show our support for World Alzheimer’s Day in honor of all of our clients, in hopes that together we can help find a cure for this disease that impacts so many lives.

Support World Alzheimer's Day | September 21, 2015

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Beautiful & Delicious Wedding Cake for Pam + Cal We have had so much fun sharing the details of Pam and Cal’s Richmond, Virginia Wedding with you over the past few weeks. Today was are going to share the details of their over the top Champagne Flavored Wedding Cake prepared by Cakes by Graham. Yes […]

Beautiful & Delicious Wedding Cake for Pam + Cal

We have had so much fun sharing the details of Pam and Cal’s Richmond, Virginia Wedding with you over the past few weeks. Today was are going to share the details of their over the top Champagne Flavored Wedding Cake prepared by Cakes by Graham.

Yes we said CHAMPAGNE Flavored! To use Jessica’s words “You could literally taste the bubbles.” (And yes, that is one perk of being a wedding photographer – we almost always get to taste the cake!)

It’s no secret that we LOVE Cakes by Graham but he definitely took it up a notch with this stunning and delicious piece of art! Below we have included pictures of Graham setting up the cake through the actual cake cutting. We hope you enjoy!

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Beautiful & Delicious Wedding Cake for Pam + Cal

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month…help us spread the word! Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the […]

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month…help us spread the word!

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Families, caregivers, charities and research groups across the United States observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. A diagnosis turns the lives of the entire family upside down. The objective of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to put a spotlight on the types of cancer that largely affect children, survivor-ship issues, and – importantly – to help raise funds for research and family support. (From American Childhood Cancer Organization)

Here are a few resources where you can learn more information about this great cause:
1. American Childhood Cancer Organization
2.Childhood Cancer Research Fund
3. St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
4. Childhood Cancer Awareness

At Hayes & Fisk we are lucky to be able to photograph children on a regular basis. Working with children is truly one of the best parts of what we do. They have a way of putting things into perspective and helping you understand what is really important in life. Most of the time these children are healthy but too often we are capturing kids that have cancer and other disabilities and diseases.With that being said we hope that we can bring a little awareness to this great cause during the month of September.

The images below are just some of our favorite images of the little ones we get to work with every day. These kids are healthy but it is just another reminder that all children are worth fighting for! Let’s do it together!

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