Well, Jaime Cancel (Charles Fazzino's Art Director) and I filled in for Charles at the 20th Anniversary Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk today. Charles is in Europe doing shows in Germany and one in France. He was disappointed that he couldn't be at the Walk, but his schedule is often set a year in advance. Jaime and I were proud to be there representing him, and showing and selling his official poster for the event. We had the posters and the limited edition fine art, and the Alzheimer's Association has produced some really nice note card sets and mousepads from the artwork. More than 3,000 people participated in the Walk and before they even started today, they announced that they had already raised more than $700,000 for Alzheimer's research and care. They were shooting for a new record and were pretty sure they were going to reach it.

The Memory Walk Weather Magic took effect too. Yesterday, we had torrential rains here in NY but today was absolutely gorgeous. Most people finished the walk in short sleeves and some were even in shorts. The speeches were very motivating and the crows was very upbeat. Lou-Ellen Barkan, the President and CEO of the New York Chapter of the Alzheimers Association did a fantastic interview on WABC TV this morning and you can see it here: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news&id=6470403

And here's Jaime at the walk:

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