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 Ameripub, the hangout of choice for many young professionals in and around the Chicago area. For A Night to Remember, the 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.
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.
While 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.