Daylong music fest to benefit Alzheimer's Associationby jmaloni
Some locally popular veteran performers will take the stage for a daylong music fest in an Amherst entertainment complex to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter.
"Spring Fling for Alzheimer's," on Sunday, April 7, is being organized by the owners of The Forum on Maple Road in the Maple Ridge Plaza, which is part of the Maple Entertainment Complex, along with The Library and Iris Restaurant. The doors will open at noon for special performances from Buffalo Brass, Jack Civiletto, Segay the Caribbean Crooner, My Cousin Tone, Weissman's Aces, the Luke Ciminelli Quintet and others. Organizers are also planning a silent auction and basket raffle.
"The generosity of the good people at The Forum means so much to us, and to the thousands of people who are impacted by this devastating disease right here in Western New York," said Leilani Pelletier, the executive director of the Alzheimer's Association, WNY Chapter. "We can't thank them enough for organizing this benefit, and we're grateful that these dollars will be used to continue our fight against Alzheimer's and other dementias."
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance online by visiting www.alz.org/wny or by calling Maple Entertainment at 716-831-3271.
Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. An estimated one in three seniors will die with Alzheimer's or other dementia. This year alone, Alzheimer's disease will cost the nation $203 billion and, by 2050, that cost is expected to rise to $1.2 trillion. Across Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming, Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties, some 55,000 people are living with Alzheimer's, and more than 155,000 family members and friends provide some kind of care for those individuals.
For more information, visit www.alz.org.