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2015 Gala
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On Friday, May 8, 2015, the Alzheimer’s Association held the “Memories Should Last a Lifetime” benefit gala at the exquisite Pleasantdale Château, in the historic Eagle Rock Preserve in West Orange, New Jersey. This unique event celebrates life, memories, and hope for the future in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Guests enjoyed an elegant cocktail hour and dinner, exciting entertainment and danced the night away to the fabulous music of the Infernos Band.

The benefit helps us raise vital funds for medical and scientific research and local care and support programs for New Jersey Alzheimer’s disease individuals and their families.

Special Thanks to our Platinum Sponsors



Special Thanks to Our Gold Sponsors



Special Thanks to our Silver Sponsors

Special Thanks to our Bronze Sponsor


Special Thanks to our Pewter Sponsor

Silent Auction Preview

Guests who attend the Memories Should Last a Lifetime Gala will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting Silent Auction. Gather your friends or family and make a bid that evening!

Among the many unique items being offered are travel experience packages which include:

Scenes from the 2014 Memories Should Last a Lifetime Benefit Gala...

The evening was an exciting and inspiring one, starting with "red carpet" photos of all guests as they arrived. Guests then enjoyed mingling amidst the elegant atmosphere, dancing to the music of The Infernos Band and partaking in both a silent and live auction. A poignant part of the evening included the presentation of the Circle of Honor Awards, which are the Chapter’s most prestigious awards and are presented annually by the Board of Directors at the gala. The recipients were Van Dyk Health Care for Corporation of the Year, and John Sturtevant for Advocacy.

Corporation of the Year ~ Van Dyk Health Care

Pictured: Bob Van Dyk, right, with Board Vice Chair Frank Ciriello.

Advocacy ~ John Sturtevant

John Sturtevant, left, with Board Member Russell Rothman.


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