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Approximately 300 guests attended the Alzheimer’s  Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter’s fourth annual spring gala on March 28. The Great Gatsby/Roaring Twenties event was held at The Pinnacle in Maumee and presented by Paramount, the lead sponsor of the gala since its inception.

Guests were welcomed by vintage cars upon arrival, received souvenir photos from Keepsake Portraits, admired decorations by Mager Designs, enjoyed a seated dinner, bid on silent auction items, danced to the big band music by Swingmania, and indulged on desserts from Cupcakes by Ashley. Other entertainment included gambling tables for fun, a 1920’s best dressed contest, a grand prize raffle, and a cardboard car race across the dance floor!

Emcee Dave Holmes from 13abc and guest speakers Jack Randolph, President of Paramount, and Alex Catchings, Board Member and caregiver, expressed the vital role the Chapter plays in Northwest Ohio, the importance of continued support for research, and the need to continue offering respite care, supportive programs, and education to the families and caregivers in our area who face the devastating symptoms of memory loss disorders each day.

“Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias continues to rise and the need to support the programs our Chapter offers also continues to grow. We are so grateful to those who attended this event and generously supported our organization. Events like this help support the over 38,000 individuals in Northwest Ohio who are living with Alzheimer’s disease as well as their families and caregivers,” said Beth Wong, gala manager.

The Chapter would like to extend a special thank you to Patty Gelb, the honorary chair of the event for her hard work and leadership, as well as all of the committee members and volunteers. In addition, the Chapter is humbly grateful to all of the sponsors and donors who made the evening possible.

Thank you to our 2014 Platinum Sponsor:

Diamond Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:
Foundation Park Alzheimer’s Care Center
Parkcliffe Community
Savage & Associates
Signature Bank, N.A.
University of Toledo

Silver Sponsors:
Ameriprise Financial, J. Craig Griffis
Browning Masonic Community, Inc.
Dave White Chevrolet (In Memory of Jim Yark)
Eastman & Smith Ltd.
Heartland of Waterville
Kingston HealthCare Company
State Bank
The Andersons
The Lakes of Monclova Health Campus

Friend Sponsors:
Hall of Framers
Oakleaf Village
St. Clare Commons, a Franciscan Living Community

Approximately 300 people turned out for the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter’s third annual Spring Gala “An Affair to Remember” on April 20. This sold-out, elegant event was Kentucky Derby themed and held at the Heather Downs Country Club. The evening was led by emcee, Dave Holmes of 13abc, and included music by InSync DJ Services, dinner, a derby hat contest, a “horse” race, a caricature artist, a silent auction, a blackjack table, hand rolled cigars, mint juleps, and much more!

Holmes and other guest speakers also expressed the important role the Chapter plays in Northwest Ohio and the growth and importance of early diagnosis and the Early Stage programs.

More than $50,000 was raised to support the Chapter’s many programs and services. “We truly appreciate the immense generosity and support of all who attended and assisted with this year’s Gala,” said Salli Bollin, Executive Director. “With more than 38,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease in Northwest Ohio, the need for education and support has never been greater. Events like the Gala help us meet this need.”

The Chapter would like extend a special thanks to the members of the planning committee and the support and contributions we received from all of our attendees, donors, and sponsors.


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