Here’s a story about a 12-year-old Florida girl is raising money to fight Alzheimer’s disease by organizing a “Cartwheel-a-thon.” Two of Ariana Feldman’s grandparents have Alzheimer’s, and the fundraiser will be part of a mitzvah, or good deed, at her bat mitzvah. She hopes to raise $3,000.
After seeing a second grandparent diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Ariana Feldman knew she had to find some way to help find a cure for the disease.
So, Ariana is turning to the sport she loves best as the foundation for a certainly different fundraiser. On June 6, she will host a Cartwheel-a-Thon, and she hopes to have dozens of people kicking up their heels for hours.“I think everyone can do a cartwheel, even if they don’t do gymnastics,” said Ariana, a seventh-grader at Tequesta Trace Middle School in Weston.