Memories in the Making
Recap of last year's event:
On Friday, March 1, 2013, Memories were indeed made! The Alzheimer’s Association hosted the 10th Annual Memories in the Making Art and Wine Auction at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. 300 guests helped us exceed our goal of $171,000, raising a total of $176,692! Guests mingled and enjoyed wine donated by Phil Schlein, William Schulte, Clos du Bois Winery and Kathryn Kennedy Winery as they perused 180 silent auction items.
During the program and live auction, guests were inspired by a wonderful speaker. Laura Lucas, a caregiver to her mother who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's shared her personal journey with Alzheimer's disease. Guests were moved by her story. Our fund-a-need portion of the evening followed Laura's story and guests generously donated $83,656, exceeding our expected goal of $50,000 for this part of the program. A huge thank you to our guests and supporters.
The highlight of our auction has always been the art created by participants of the Memories in the Making art therapy program. Indeed, this year the two items that went to bid for the highest amount were artwork created by artists who were in attendance at the event! The first was a beautiful piece by artist, Alice, titled, Luminescence, auctioned off at $10,000 and the second, by artist, Evelyn, titled A Picture of Flowers, went for $4,000. We also had experience packages which drew high bids, including a weekend stay at Mazzocco Winery and a couple of Gourmet Italian and Chinese Dinners for 8 people.
Overall the evening’s energy and generosity concluded the evening with guests looking forward to next year’s 11 year celebration.
Memories in the Making is a unique program of creative expression for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Through art and the creative process, these individuals speak to us, offering an essence of themselves. The art they produce is a tangible means of expression which speaks to their families, their professional caregivers and to the public.
If you were unable to attend but would like to donate click here.
Thank you to the IBM Volunteer Outreach Council for underwriting a part of the cost for art supplies used in the Memories in the Making Program.