AWARE AFFAIR - CELEBRATE THE MOMENTS - Fighting Alzheimer's Since 1989
Joyce and Larry Lacerte hosted a private soirée for members of AWARE in their Highland Park home recently. Janet Broyles, president, welcomed guests as wines and hors d’oeuvres were served and the musicians from Texas Winds Musical Outreach, an AWARE beneficiary, made ready to perform.
Guests mingled and shared plans about the upcoming holidays and events, awaiting the much anticipated announcements about the gala details. Christie Scardino, chair of AWARE AFFAIR Celebrate the Moments gala with her husband, Frank, announced that gala honorees are Sally and Forrest Hoglund, Sarah and Alan Losinger, and Gail and Bill Plummer. Honorary chair is Robert “Bob” Miller. Kay Hammond is Auction chair.
Slated for Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, the event features a silent and live auction and three course seated dinner and dancing to the fabulous Wayne Foster Entertainment group from Los Angeles, which will delight the night with music genres spanning the decades along with a fabulous dance troupe to help take us back in time!
New this year, we are excited to introduce the raffle of a 2016 V6 Ford Mustang Coupe made possible by Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford in Plano. Only 1,500 tickets are available $35 each or $100 for 3 tickets. The winner does not have to be present to win. The winner is responsible for tax, title, and license. You can purchase your tickets from the website at http://www.AWAREDallas.org
Proceeds from the gala go toward funding grants for the 2016 beneficiaries, which are:
* Baylor Health Care System Foundation- Baylor AT&T Memory Center: Salary support for a Ph.D. Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow
*Center for BrainHealth: Support for researching the efficacy of early intervention in Mild Cognitive Impairment with cognitive training;
*University of Texas Foundation-Center for Vital Longevity: Support for Dr. Denise Park’s online repository of data from the Dallas Lifespan Brain Study;
*Jewish Family Service: Salary support for a Clinical Social Worker to provide independent living services to clients with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias;
*Juliette Fowler Communities: Support for a music therapist to work with JFC memory care residents;
*UT Southwestern Medical Center: Support for Dr. Roger Rosenberg’s research on the development of a vaccine to prevent Alzheimer’s disease;
*Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation: Support for the Grace Caring Fund, specifically to help residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias;
*Texas Winds Musical Outreach: Support for music programs for seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias.
Gala tickets start at $500 and sponsorships begin at $5,000. Contact Sharon Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
AWARE is dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s disease, and its mission is to provide funding and support to nonprofit organizations that are working on the front lines to fight this disease in Dallas and the North Texas region. Through the grant application review process, AWARE selects the most outstanding groups that provide services, programs, education, and resources to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers, and to organizations doing valuable research to find a prevention and cure. AWARE is proud to support nonprofit organizations that share its mission and are also dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s disease. “Together we will make a difference.”
For more information on AWARE Affair Celebrate the Moments, the grants and membership in the AWARE organization, visit the website at www.awaredallas.org The Dallas Foundation, a 501(c)3 publicly supported charity, is the fiscal sponsor of AWARE.
Photos by Chris Waits.