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Keep Memory Alive’s “Month of Memories” Raises Money for Alzheimer’s Disease

Keep Memory Alive's "Month of Memories" Raises Money for Alzheimer's Disease
Yardbird’s Chicken ‘n’ Watermelon ‘n’ Waffles, available as part of Dining at a Distance menu

Keep Memory Alive will once again commemorate November with “Month of Memories,” an annual community-wide fundraising campaign in support of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver Month.

From dining or carrying out at local restaurants to collecting small change, there are a variety of ways to raise funds to fight the devastating disease that affects many of the patients at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, and their family and friends who serve as dedicated caregivers. 

“During this time of uncertainty, our commitment to our patients and their families has remained steadfast,” said Keep Memory Alive Vice Chairwoman and Co-Founder Camille Ruvo. “The funds raised during Month of Memories are used to provide world-class care and resources to those living with Alzheimer’s right here in our community, including our free education and support programming. We’ve successfully transitioned these programs to virtual platforms, allowing us to extend our reach and bring friendship and support to patients and their families in the comfort of their own homes. We are all part of the solution and are appreciative of all supporting participants.” 

Some staggering statistics:

  • Alzheimer’s disease is the only top 10 cause of death in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.
  • Alzheimer’s disease is a looming public health crisis and by 2050 will affect 13.8 million people and cost $1.1 trillion.
  • According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Nevada has the third fastest growing dementia population in the country with Alzheimer’s as the sixth leading cause of death.
  • Between now and 2025, the financial cost of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia to Medicaid in Nevada will increase 49%, from $185 million to $275 million.

Information can be found at keepmemoryalive.org. Businesses wishing to participate can call 702.263.9797 or email [email protected]

Dining at a Distance
Enjoy a night-in or a night-out dinner with special prix fixe menus at local restaurant partners. Purchase a voucher through Nov. 13 at keepmemoryalive.org/events/2020/november/dining-at-a-distance for a multi-course meal available either for dine-in or carry-out at CHICA, Delmonico Steakhouse, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Heavenly Pies, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Trustworthy Brewing Co. or Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.

Vouchers are good through Nov. 30. Additionally, other restaurants, bars and retailers will offer specialty cocktails and in-store promotions from Nov. 1-30, including El Dorado Cantina, Ellis Island, El Super, Lee’s Liquors, Mariana’s Markets, Mt. Charleston Lodge, Pit Stops, Smith’s Food & Drug, Sprouts, Short Line, Taphouse, Terrible Herbst, The Kitchen at Atomic, Therapy, Total Wine, Trattoria Reggiano and Village Pubs. 

Penny For Your Thoughts
Penny For Your Thoughts is a small change virtual or in-person fundraising campaign that benefits the  support programs offered at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at no cost to patients and their caregivers. Students from Irwin & Susan Molasky Jr. High School, Wilbur & Theresa Faiss Middle School, Sig Rogich Middle School and Victoria Fertitta Middle School will hold collections from Nov. 16-19 to gather small change. Last year, students raised over $24,000.

50/50 Online Raffle
Keep Memory Alive will host its first 50/50 online raffle from Nov. 9-20. Tickets start at $10 each and the winner will be announced on Facebook Live on Nov. 20 at 1 p.m.For event updates, upcoming announcements or additional information, visit keepmemoryalive.org or follow on InstagramFacebook and Twitter at @CCNevadaKMA.