The 5th Annual Memory Ball@Palais Royale(Sat.,April 9th,2016)
Photography by Nicholas Chan
It is a yearly fight against Alzheimer’s and again this year’s edition of The Memory Ball was a sell out. A lot of well dressed patrons occupying the beautiful and historic Palais Royale which dates back to the “Big Band”era with the walls full of pictures of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman. The Palais Royale was a great setting for the 5th Annual Memory Ball. All for a great cause to benefit the Alzheimer charity fund.
747,000 Canadians are affected by Alzheimer’s or a related dementia and 71,000 of those have early-onset AIzheimer’s(are under the age of 65)It has been documented that very 4 seconds, someone around the globe is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. By the year 2038, approximately 1,125,200 Canadians will have dementia; 2.8% of the Canadian population. The cumulative economic burden of this rise in dementia will be $872 billion dollars*. work to change the course of Alzheimer’s disease and spread awareness among young people.
All proceeds from the event were donated to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto in support of their mission – to ensure that no one in Toronto will ever feel alone when facing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Memory Ball was started when Carolyn Poirier’s mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 54. In under 5 years, the group has raised nearly $200,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto.
Some of the exciting activities happening at the gala included: A GIF photobooth, Live watercolour by artist-Beckie di Leo,Foods Herring and a Vodka Bar, Signature Cocktails-JP Wisers Canadian Mule and Absolute Southside, the entertainment for the evening were: Sax 4th Avenue, DJ Alex Tribe+DJ Guillaume Viau. Our host/MC of the evening was Z103.5 FM Amanda Logan who introduced the CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto Cathy Barrick and Mahmoud Samar of Cadillac who made some opening remarks before the party started.
A lot of fun for all the people in the audience dancing or just mingling last night and we look forward to next year’s Memory Ball in 2017.
A big thank you goes out to Katherine Andrikopoulos co-founder,Director of Marketing+Media for Memory Ball and Langton PR ”http://www.memoryball.org for the great hospitality and invite to the 2016 edition of the Memory Ball.