The wall, a beautiful depiction of the Changing Melody story created by local artist, Tim Allen, will recognize donor levels and honour those who have experienced this disease. As always, money raised by this endeavor will be used to support programs and services in Sarnia-Lambton.
The Changing Melody Story
It has been told that during a 1995 performance in New York City, just as Violinist Itzhak Perlman was finishing the first few bars in his recital, one of the strings on his violin broke. To everyone’s amazement, and without fixing the string, Perlman closed his eyes and continued to play, changing and recomposing the piece as he went. At the end of his performance Perlman said to the audience, “You know, sometimes it is the artist’s task to find out how much music he can still make with what he has left.”
A member of the audience, Jim Agnew, later said that although he faced many challenges in his own life as a result of his diagnosis of dementia, he still could make "beautiful music". Although the music continues, the melody changes as the person with dementia learns how to adjust to living with the illness.
A Changing Melody reflects the idea that life can still be beautiful even when faced with challenges.
To find out how you can be involved in our Donor/Tribute Wall please contact us at 519-332-4444.