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BBQ Supper and Silent Auction Friday Night (September 15th) to Raise Funds for Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event

A “good time for a great cause” is an apt way to describe the special event coming up Friday at the Cherokee County Health & Rehab Activity Building in Centre.

It’s the BBQ Supper & Karaoke Fundraiser hosted by Billy Black – with all proceeds going to benefit the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s event.  There will also be a Silent Auction.  Things get underway at 6:00 that evening and admission is a minimum donation of just $5.00 – but of course, there’s no limit on how much you choose to give.  Margaret Eubanks and Jan Carr with the Cherokee County Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group recently paid a visit to the WEIS Radio studios to discuss that event:

This year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s event will once again take place at the Park in Weaver, Alabama – where last year our local group raised $4,000 winning the “Champion Achievers’ Award”, and that designation brought them into the Grand Champions Club.

The need for research is vital in the on-going battle against Alzheimer’s – with some strides already being made toward more effective treatment – however that research doesn’t come cheap and the need for funding is never-ending.  Often, the plight of the caregiver is overlooked when it comes to Alzheimer’s – and the need to have someone to turn to, to know that you’re not alone – really means more than you can ever imagine if you’ve never been in a similar situation:

This year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place Saturday, September 30th.  For additional information call (256) 927-4307.  The Cherokee County Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Support Group meets quarterly, in the Health & Rehab Activity/Education Building, at 877 Cedar Bluff Road in Centre with the next meeting taking place October 19th at 6:00pm.

To hear that interview in its entirety simply click the link below

Photo courtesy of Anne Shumaker

Jan Carr (left) and Margaret Eubanks discuss some of the items donated for the Silent Auction/Barbecue meal/karaoke event which will benefit the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group and the research by the Alzheimer’s Association. The event will be held at the Cherokee County Health & Rehab Center’s Activities Building (Dean Buttram, Sr. Avenue, off Cedar Bluff Road.  Admission: $5 donation)

 

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