The Alzheimer’s Women’s Association replaces their traditional Spring Luncheon this year with A.W.A.R.E. 25th Anniversary Celebration – An Evening with Bart Starr –Silver and Ice. A.W.A.R.E. is the fundraising arm that supports the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The services A.W.A.R.E. supports include: respite care, a helpline, research and education benefiting individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, improved diagnosis, cures for and prevention of the disease and therapy. A.W.A.R.E. supports giving guidance, financial assistance and publicizing the needs of these individuals, their families, caregivers, and other services that relate to its ultimate goal of a “World Without Alzheimer’s.” A.WA.R.E.’s mission is to raise money to support the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Funds raised stay in Dallas and serve 34 counties of North Texas through the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. It is the only organization in Dallas/North Texas dedicated to fight Alzheimer’s through its leading edge services and education, top-level research, caring community outreach and advocacy. Since 1989, A.W.A.R.E. has raised over $12 million.
Join Lisa Shardon, Event Chair and Cassie Roop Crosby, President, A.W.A.R.E. as they celebrate A.W.A.R.E. founders Ruth Sharp Altshuler, Cyndy Hudgins, Nancy Nelson, Evelyn Ponder, Billie Leigh Rippey and Anita Sampels. Luncheon guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions.
Guest speaker Bart Starr, NFL football Hall of Fame award recipient, former Green Bay Packers coach and quarterback and Super Bowl I and II MVP, will remember the ‘Ice Bowl of 1967′. Starr was a 17th round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers in 1956, with little playing time until Vince Lombardi came on the scene and recognized his talent. Starr ended up playing for 15 years as a quarterback, having led the team to Western Division championship in 1960. He held several NFL passing records, including the lifetime record of completing 57.4 percent of his passes over a 16-year period. He led the league in passing three times. Starr used his astuteness and skill to lead the Packers to five NFL titles and two Super Bowl Championships. He was honored three times as Most Valuable Player- once as a Green Bay Packer MVP in 1966 and MVP of Super Bowls I and II. Starr remained with the team he built and took on the role of head coach from 1975 to 1983. Inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 1977, Starr has won a number of awards, including NFL Award for Citizenship and the Byron White Award. Today, he runs Healthcare Realty Management and is Co-Founder of the Rawhide Boys Ranch, offers a full continuum of services that provide prevention based programs for at-risk boys, girls, adults and families, and includes more intensive residential services for at-risk young men.
WHEN: Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 6:30- 9:00 p.m.
2201 N Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
TICKETS: $250. For sponsorship and ticket information, please email email@example.com.