Next Saturday (Oct. 13) promises to be a busy day for Music for Alzheimer’s.
That’s the Manteca non-profit organization honoring the memory of those who have passed on and benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association.
Music for Alzheimer’s will once again participate in the Stockton Walk for a Cure – the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at Weber Point earlier in the day – concluding the day with the third annual Rib Dinner / Live Auction / Dance at the MRPS Hall, 133 N. Grant St., beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a no-host cocktail.
The rib dinner – as provided by Fagundes Meats – will begin at 7 o’clock followed by a live and silent auction.
Chris Teicheira will serve as the auctioneer for the live event. Desserts will be offered up on the silent auction.
The dance is scheduled from 9 to midnight. A deejay will provide the music.
Cost is $45 per person. A table of 10 can be reserved for $500.
Those attending must be age 21 or older.
Tickets are available at Spaces (208 W. North St., Ph. 209.815.9021). Progressive Design (243 N. Maple St., Ph. 209.239.1229), or Fagundes Meats (142 Jason St.).
The Rib Dinner is one of several fundraisers by Music for Alzheimer’s. A concert was held in the spring featuring The Daniel Castro Band.
Altogether, the group has been the top fundraising team for the Alzheimer’s Association, raising over $25,000 in the past two years, according to Georgiann Rose.
She started Music for Alzheimer’s in 2013 to honor her mother Frances Loureiro, who was also a grandmother and great-grandmother to the family.
“Our mom’s love for music, at times, would be our only connection towards the end of her life,” Rose said. “We wanted to give back to other families that might experience the same gift with their loved ones.”
Her group did so by collecting and donating over 4,000 CDs over the years.
In addition, Music for Alzheimer’s, for its efforts, has been a grand champion donor to the cause, receiving recognition at the Walk to End event.
“Our hope is to not only win those honors again but, as our main goal, to do our part in helping to find a cure,” said Rose.
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