Ridgeland enterprise raises cash for Alzheimer’s Affiliation

A company in Ridgeland raised money for a good cause on Saturday. Van’s Comics, Cards and Games celebrated its fifth birthday by giving something back. The comic book store raised money to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association. One of the owners of Van said they try to create a communal atmosphere so it was natural for them to help an organization hold DNC meetings, play magic cards, read comics together who wanted to take to the next level, like We can do even more for a charity and the public, “said store owner Travis Ryder. Money was raised from raffle tickets to win gift cards and other items donated by local businesses. A volunteer helped collect these donated items Items. This particular organization has a special place in her heart. “My grandmother suffered from dementia and eventually died of Alzheimer’s about two years ago. And recently I had a friend who was not even 65 who died of Alzheimer’s, “said Lori. Tharpe. According to the US Department of Health, Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that affects memory and thinking skills. Estimates are more than The disease is affecting 6 million people in America slowly. For most people, it is slow and very sad to see someone you love and know that you have memories, that they are losing memories and that they don’t even know who you are And it’s completely heartbreaking, “Tharpe said. The store has seen hundreds of attendees throughout the day, and Ryder’s goal is to raise $ 5,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. “A lot of people have been affected by it or know someone who has been affected. Mom, Dad, the neighbors, whoever it is. We just wanted to use our large reach to actually reach and help more people,” said Ryder. Some of the companies that have donated include Sam’s Club, The Great American Cookie, Cathead Distillery, and more.

A company in Ridgeland raised money for a good cause on Saturday.

Van’s Comics, Cards and Games celebrated its fifth birthday with a return. The comic book store raised money to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association.

One of the owners of Van said he wanted to create a community atmosphere so that it was natural for them to help an organization.

“We’re already a community run place with people coming here to play DNC sessions, play magic cards, read comics together, wanting to take it to the next level, how we can benefit a charity and the public even more “said the owner of the shop Travis Ryder.

Money was raised from raffle tickets to win gift cards and other items donated by local businesses.

A volunteer helped collect these donated items. This particular organization holds a special place in their heart.

“My grandmother had dementia and eventually died of Alzheimer’s about two years ago. And recently I had a friend who was not even 65 who died of Alzheimer’s,” said Lori Tharpe.

According to the US Department of Health, Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that affects memory and thinking skills.

They estimate that the disease affects more than 6 million people in America.

“It is a terrible disease that is very quiet and slow. For most people it’s slow and it’s very sad to see someone you love and know you have memories, that they lose memories and they don’t even know who it is and it’s absolutely heartbreaking, “Tharpe said.

The store has seen hundreds of attendees throughout the day, and Ryder’s goal is to raise $ 5,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

“Many people are affected by it or know someone who is affected by it. Mom, Dad, their neighbor, whoever it may be. We just wanted to use our wide reach to actually meet and help more people. “Said Ryder.

Some of the companies that have donated include Sam’s Club, The Great American Cookie, Cathead Distillery, and more.