“Unforgettable Evening & Auction” set for May 7 at Quidnessett Country Club

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Camilla Farrell

Living with Alzheimer’s by Camilla Farrell

The annual Unforgettable Evening & Auction will be held on Kentucky Derby Day, May 7, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter. All proceeds from the event 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, 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 all in one evening.

The venue for the auction will be Quidnessett Country Club, a private club, rich in tradition and renowned as one of the best facilities for ambience in Rhode Island. Tickets for the evening 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 and then live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby at

Carla Priebe

Carla Priebe was the winner of the hat contest at last year’s Unforgettable Evening & Auction for the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association.

approximately 6:30 followed by the silent auction, live auction, dinner and dancing. During the silent auction, attendees can bid on an array of exciting packages for exclusive trips, spa treatments, bed and breakfast overnight stays in New England, tickets to see the New England Patriots play, golf outings at private clubs, theatre packages, children’s baskets and other items. Throughout the evening patrons will be able to purchase raffle tickets for a one-week stay on Cape Cod, and the winner will be announced at the end of the evening.

Invite your family, friends and co-workers to attend an event no one will 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 Executive Director Donna McGowan.

Space is limited so people should purchase tickets as soon as possible. To do so, send an email to agarcia@alz.org, go online to alz.org/ri or call the chapter office at (800) 272-3900 by April 22.

Programs offered by the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association include 24-hour seven-day-a-week help line, support groups, training for families, newsletters, advocacy, a resource library, conferences, lectures and special fundraising events. The chapter office is located at 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence. The telephone number is (800) 272-3900, and the fax number is (401) 421-0115.

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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