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Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative makes final stop in Sioux City


Getting crafty for a good cause is the goal of the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. The initiative started in 2006 and the quilt display traveled across the country.

This weekend, the exhibit made its final stop in Sioux City.

Exhibit founder Ami Simms' mother had Alzheimer's Disease. She said it's important to raise awareness and let folks know there are lots of other people who understand what they're going through, which can be seen from the 10,000 names on the quilts.

Each name represents someone who has or had Alzheimer's, or related dementia.

"It's still a disease that people are afraid of, very much so, and it's not talked about. This exhibit is here, so that people who are going through this journey, who have loved ones with the disease, or have the disease themselves, know that they're not alone,"Simms said.

Simms said the exhibit will raise about $1 million once all the quilts are sold.

All of the money raised goes toward Alzheimer's research. To find out how you can purchase one of the quilts on display, check out this website.

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