The Brain Ball Young Professionals Committee invites you to a Happy Hour benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter’s 1st Annual Brain Ball.
A $10 wristband, available for purchase at the door, provides drink specials lasting through 8:30 pm. All wristband sales directly benefit the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter.
The Brain Ball on May 2 will raise the profile of Alzheimer’s and its devastating toll on America’s families and raise funds for cutting edge research and critical support services for individuals, families and caregivers facing the daily challenges of the disease.http://www.alz.org/nca/in_my_community_62495.asp
A few quick facts on Alzheimer’s:
– It affects more than 5 million people in our country.
– It is the sixth leading cause of death and the only disease in the top 10 without a cure, way to slow down, or stop its progression.
– More Americans die annually from Alzheimer’s than from prostate and breast cancer combined.
– Just in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area alone, half a million people are affected by Alzheimer’s.