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Walk Kick Off Celebration

When: Thursday, August 10, 2017 5:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Warwick Country Club



Come together with others committed to ending this disease to learn more about Walk, the mission of the Alzheimer's Association and how you can help advance the cause by becoming a Team Captain for the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

Join us for this fun evening! Sign up as a Team Captain at the Walk Kick Off party and you will be entered into a drawing for two Block Island Ferry tickets and a $50 gift card to the Cheesecake Factory.

Invite your friends, walk teammates, and anyone interested in learning more about Walk. We'll share info, tips and details about Walk fundraisers, including how to sign up (so easy!), how to get started fundraising to meet incentive goals (purple t-shirts, medals, and more!), how to build your team, and what to expect on Walk day.

No cost to attend. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be offered. RSVP by August 3, 2017 to agarcia@alz.org or call 401-421-0008. 

Forget Me Not: Illustrating the reality of Alzheimer's Disease and its impact on a family

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017 1:00pm-4:00pm
Where: McVinney Auditorium, Providence, RI
 

Forget Me Not comes to Providence, Rhode Island!

Millions of Americans are intimately familiar with Alzheimer's disease, either through first-hand experience or as a caregiver. But for many more, the symptoms go on for years because of denial, stigma, and an acceptance of memory loss as a normal part of aging. 

The play, directed by Garrett Davis of the Forget Me not Project, takes the audience into the life of a family facing Alzheimer's disease and shows the disease's impact on relationships between family members, friends, and people in the community. Alzheimer's affects African Americans at twice the rate of other ethnicities and we don't yet know why. The battle against the disease requires national and community-level efforts to prevent, slow, and eventually cure it.

The play, which will be performed in Providence, RI on Saturday, August 26, is sponsored by the Global Alzheimer's Platform Foundation and presented by the African Americans Against Alzheimer's, which strives to arm communities with the advocacy tools and encourage greater minority participation in research necessary to end Alzheimer's. Butler Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital will be hosting the event at McVinney Auditorium in downtown Providence.

The play is on a nationwide tour and offered to theater goers at no charge thanks to the sponsorship of the Global Alzheimer's Platform Foundation, which aims to accelerate Alzheimer's research.

 To register, please click here.

 

 


 

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