Healthline nominated Linda Fisher’s “Early Onset Alzheimer’s” blog for its best health blog of the year contest. Winners are determined by the number of votes received by Jan. 21. Voters may cast votes every 24 hours through Facebook and Twitter. Fisher has linked to Healthline’s voting site through her website at www.lsfisher.com.
Prizes will be awarded to the three blogs that receive the most votes. First place is $1,000. The second and third place blogs win $500 each.
“If I win, I’ll use the money to help pay my expenses to the annual Alzheimer’s Advocacy Forum,” Fisher said. “In April, I will be making my 16th trip to (Washington) D.C. to advocate for Alzheimer’s research and services for the families.”
Alzheimer’s advocates are credited with bringing about the recent historic $350 million increase in Alzheimer’s research funding.
Fisher has blogged since 2008 at earlyonset.blogspot.com with a goal to encourage, inspire, and inform. After first entering the contest in 2011, her blog views increased to 100 or more each day, but can jump to 400 a day during the contest.
“In 2013, my Early Onset Alzheimer’s blog won third place in the Healthline contest when the prize was $50,” Fisher said. “So far this year, we’ve stayed in the top three. We have a good start on a voter base, but we need to keep adding more voters because the competition gets fierce during the last few days of voting.”
Landing in the top three has an additional benefit of yearlong exposure in a prominent spot on Healthline’s webpage.
Fisher has been an Alzheimer’s volunteer since her late husband Jim developed dementia at 49 and died 10 years later. She is an officer on the Greater Missouri Chapter board, a member of the Sedalia Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee, a state and national advocate, and Alzheimer’s Ambassador to Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler.
Release courtesy of Linda Fisher.