On Tuesday, February 5, the AlzTogether organization hosted a fundraiser at the Improv Asylum in Boston’s North end. AlzTogether is a public advocacy group that promotes Alzheimer’s awareness, a disease that affects one in eight older Americans. AlzTogether consists of Boston’s young professionals, mostly between the ages of 20 and 40.
A pre-show reception allowed guests to mingle, network and enjoy the quirky venue. During the show, the improv troupe was masterful in getting an entire room full of people laughing and becoming engaged in the entertainment. Guests enjoyed offering suggestions for topics, and answering questions the actors posed to the audience.
At the show’s midpoint, Chris Romito, the group’s organizer, gave a great speech about the AlzTogether’s mission and their upcoming events. A short film followed the speech, which was a simple and heartwarming reminder that life’s memories are precious. The event was a great success in that it brought together supporters in a fun, engaging, and creative way.
The attendees may have come from different backgrounds, but they were united in the belief that a cure of the 6th leading cause of death in the United States is within reach. Until there is a cure for Alzheimer’s, AlzTogether will be promoting awareness through other great events.