An Arkansas Legend Makes A Lifelong Impact
Angela Frazier at age five with her Uncle Glen Campbell and Mother Barbara Campbell-Frazier
Many have heard about the recent passing of our beloved Rhinestone Cowboy, Arkansas native Glen Campbell. What you may not know is the impact Glen and his family has made on bringing awareness to Alzheimer's and the painful consequences of the disease. The Campbell/Frazier family has bravely shared the reality of this difficult disease through Glen's documentary, I'll Be Me. The film chronicles the family's journey with Alzheimer's; and the way they cope by mingling love, laughter, and music.
Locally, Angela Frazier, Barbara Frazier, Sandy Brink and Shane Frazier (Glen’s niece, sisters and nephew respectively), have toured the state with the same objective in mind - to spread love and comfort through song. In 2016, Angela, who is a CPA and Partner with EGP Certified Public Accountants, was the Honorary State Chair of the Alzheimer's Arkansas Walks. The family led the marches by kicking off each walk with some of Glen’s favorite songs.
"In my work as a CPA, I have the opportunity to assist family and caregivers with difficult situations with regard to their finances, taxes and estate planning. Receiving a diagnosis of a terminal disease is overwhelming and organizations such as Alzheimer's Arkansas are the backbone to healthy, thriving and sustainable communities. Gains to be achieved by supporting local nonprofits are countless," said Frazier. The Campbell family has shared their story for all the world to see in an effort to bring about awareness and a cure. On March 31, 2018, Alzheimer’s Arkansas will have their Champions Gala. The Gala is an annual event to support and raise funds for caregivers of those impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases. Please go to alzark.org for more information.
See Angela's story in the Arkansas Giving Guide, she specializes in taxation and consulting and can be reached at email@example.com or call 501-374-2910