Alzheimer’s chapter announces auction

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Camilla Farrell

Living with Alzheimer’s by Camilla Farrell

The 4th Annual Unforgettable Evening & Auction will be held on Kentucky Derby Day, May 2, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter. All proceeds will help to enhance care, support and resources for families dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Experience the excitement and glamour of the “Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby” theme, with a fun-filled evening featuring entertainment by Brass Attack, games of chance, the live broadcast of the Derby races, prizes for Derby attire, a savory dinner, a large silent and live auction and an opportunity to win a one-week stay in a private home on Cape Cod.

The venue for the Gala again this year is the exclusive Rhode Island Country Club, a private club, rich in tradition and well-renowned as one of the best facilities for ambience in Rhode Island. Tickets for the event are $85 and include appetizers, dinner, dessert and entertainment. There are also opportunities for businesses to purchase sponsorships, which include advertising and preferred seating.

The evening will begin at 5:30, with a cocktail hour followed by the live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby at approximately 6:30 p.m. Then there will be the silent auction, dinner and dancing. During the silent auction, attendees can bid on an array of exciting items from exclusive spa treatments, golf outings at private clubs, theater packages, children’s parties and everything in between. Throughout the evening, people can purchase raffle tickets the Cape Cod stay, and the winner will be announced at the end of the evening. There will also be wine bottles with surprises available for purchase.  Donna left and Camilla right

Invite your family, friends and co-workers to an event you will not want to miss.

“We are looking forward to a wonderful evening, and we thank all of the businesses in the community who support this important event to raise funds and awareness for people with Alzheimer’s disease in Rhode Island,” said Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter Executive Director Donna McGowan.

Space is limited so order your tickets early. The deadline is April 24. To order, e-mail agarcia@alz.org, go online to alz.org/ri or call (800) 272-3900.

Camilla Farrell is development director of the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter in Providence. She can be reached at (401) 421-0008 or camilla.farrell@alz.org.

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