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Alzheimer’s Association Celebrating 10th Anniversary of ‘Dancing Stars’ at Memory Ball

Signature gala to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research and support

TIMONIUM, Md. – The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter will host the 10th annual Memory Ball, the organization’s signature, fundraising gala, Saturday, Apr. 16 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel (700 Aliceanna St.).

This premier Baltimore event, emceed by ABC2 News Anchor Jamie Costello, features local Dancing Stars in a competition where their skills on the floor are just as important as the funds they raise for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Following cocktails, dinner and music performed by local band, Highway Star, the affair is capped off by the announcement of the You’re Our Star winner based on votes tied to donations ($1/vote) and the Judges’ Choice winner for best dance.

Chosen for their leadership in the Baltimore community, the 2016 Memory Ball Dancing Stars are:

· Renaye Briscoe (fitness instructor)
· Barb Clapp (founder, president & CEO, Clapp Communications)
· Richard Sunderland (engineer, FMS Secure Solutions)
· Susan Sunderland DeFelice (president, Sunderland Interiors)
· Faith Fiocco (co-owner, W by Worth | consultant, Leap of Faith)
· Madeline Grose, M.S. (student | philanthropist)
· Janine Norris (director of nursing, Blakehurst Retirement Facility)
· Rose Backus Davis Hamm (educator | actor)
· Diane Stahl (senior associate, marketing, Rubeling & Associates, a JMT Division)
· Brent M. Weiss, CFP, ChFC (principal, Brotman Financial Group)
· Teresa Yannone (president/owner, Mid Atlantic Gymnastics Center)

“Over the last 10 years, the Baltimore community has come together to raise nearly $4 million for the Alzheimer’s Association through Memory Ball,” says Kisha James, associate director of special events at the Alzheimer’s Association. “We are honored to have such dedication from the planning committee, our current and past Dancing Stars and all of those who attend the event to support the people we serve in Maryland affected by the disease.”

Proceeds from the Memory Ball fund supportive services of the Alzheimer’s Association and critical research for a world without Alzheimer’s disease. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease, 99,000 in Maryland and every 67 seconds that number increases by one. Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed.

Chaired by Dr. George Bittar, the Memory Ball is made possible thanks to major sponsors: Correct Rx Pharmacy Services, Drs. George and Deborah Bittar, Capitol Office Solutions, UPS, AAA, SunTrust Bank, Genesis HealthCare, Kramon & Graham and Brotman Financial Group.

Admission to Memory Ball is $350 person or $3,500 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets, vote for the Dancing Stars or learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit alz.org/maryland or call 800.272.3900.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.





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