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Zeina Yacoub is a student at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an aspiring writer. She has been writing professionally since the tender age of sixteen at a local magazine in Amman, Jordan, the city she grew up in. Having moved to Chicago over a year ago, she is quickly discovering all that the wondrous city has to offer. From the incredible music art, and theater to the unique eateries, Zeina finds immense inspiration from simply going out and exploring every corner of Chicago she comes across, and writing about these experiences is one of the things that bring her joy. She is also extremely passionate about issues affecting children and supports the charity LOVE146, which works to end child trafficking and exploitation.

Recap: Alzheimer’s Associations Junior Board Hosts A Night To Remember In Chicago

Left to right: Jovanne Smith, Savina Singh

Left to right: Jovanne Smith, Savina Singh
Photo credit: Zeina Yacoub

On Friday, February 21, 2014, the Alzheimer’s Association’s Junior Board hosted A Night to Remember in support of Alzheimer patients, raising funds in  order to give them and their families access to any needed resources, as well as to support ongoing Alzheimer research.

The event took place at the Blackfinn Ameripubthe hangout of choice for many young professionals in and around the Chicago area. For A Night to Rememberthe bar’s private room was transformed into an upscale lounging area, in which guests mingled with their friends, met new people, and sipped on Blackfinn’s most exquisite wines and spirits at the open bar.

Left to Right: Ashli Knights, Kendra Noruk, Meghan Lipowski (Photo Credit: Zeina Yacoub)

Left to Right: Ashli Knights, Kendra Noruk, Meghan Lipowski
(Photo Credit: Zeina Yacoub)

For food, some of the bar’s most renowned au d’oeuvres were served to the guests. From tart and spicy barbeque chicken pizza to succulent cocktail shrimps. Meanwhile, guests enthusiastically prepared for the main event: the prize raffle. A wide array of amazing prizes were being raffled off for the night, including an overnight stay at some of Chicago’s most luxurious hotels, upscale cruises, and gift cards for popular coffee shops and restaurants. All the proceeds from the raffle went towards providing support for Alzheimer patients and developing new technologies to help fight the illness.

alzheimers association junior board a night to remember in chicagoWhile almost 5.2 million people are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease in America alone, most people are unaware of the toll it takes on patients and their families. Thankfully, the Alzheimer’s Association work tirelessly to relieve the pain and stress caused by the illness and hopefully find a cure for it once and for all. A Night to Remember was truly spectacular in that it was able to raise funds, bring attention to Alzheimer’s severity, and encourage people to give back to those who suffer from it while also having a spectacular Friday night.

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