Unforgettable Art: An Affair for Alzheimer’s set for April 9

Staff Report

Watch as works of art come alive Saturday, April 9, at the eighth annual Unforgettable Art: An Affair for Alzheimer’s at Prairie Street Brew House, 200 Prairie St., Rockford. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Unforgettable Art will boast of spirited conversation, delectable hors d’ oeuvres, specialty cocktails and a silent auction. The evening will culminate in a live auction where guests can try to outbid each other for the original works of art created that evening.

“Since its inception in 2003, Unforgettable Art has raised more than $290,000, and this year our goal is to raise $75,000,” said Kelly Schultz, manager of special events for the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “Event proceeds will be used to support the Greater Illinois Chapter’s many programs and services, including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs and professional training, care navigation services, ComfortZone and Medic Alert + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return.”

According to the recently-released Generation Alzheimer’s report, 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease. By mid-century, that number could skyrocket to as high as 16 million. It is no longer their parents and grandparents who have Alzheimer’s, it’s them. The time to raise funds to find a cure is now.

To purchase tickets, donate or volunteer, call Schultz at (815) 484-1300 or visit www.alz.org/illinois.

The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support, is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s.

Since 1980, the donor-supported, nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.

The Greater Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties with offices in Bloomington, Carterville, Chicago, Joliet, Rockford and Springfield. For more information, call the Helpline at 800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/illinois.

From the April 6-12, 2011 issue

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