Dina Sherman, whose voice credits include Naruto, Digimon: Digital Monsters, and Biker Mice From Mars, has pledged to “donate half her earnings [in 2009] as a voice-over actress to the Alzheimer’s Association,” reports The Acorn.
Sherman, who has lost two grandmothers to the disease, had tried volunteering to help the cause. But between work and her home life she was having difficulty finding the time to do so until her husband challenged her to really “make a difference” by donating 50% of her income from voice-overs.
“My mission is to raise funds and awareness,” Sherman said. “This is not just an old person’s disease. It affects not just the person who has Alzheimer’s, but the caregivers too. It could be a mom, it could be a daughter—it affects everyone. And it’s terminal. It’s not going to get better. The numbers are staggering. I’m just doing what I can with the allotted time I’ve given. This really means something to me and my family. I’m scared for myself and my children.”
Continue reading: Calabasas actress lends voice to the cause of Alzheimer’s [The Acorn].
Elsewhere, Sherman was also interviewed recently by Animation Magazine.