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Sweet Memories was a signature annual fundraising event. It was hosted by the Alzheimer's Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter to increase awareness about Alzheimer's disease, communicate the latest developments in research, and to raise funds to provide the programs and services that are critical to families coping with the daily challenges of Alzheimer's disease. The inaugural brunch was held in May 2009 and was a collaborative effort between the Alzheimer's Association and the Hospice Alliance. The event brought together supporters of both organizations, local political leaders, and other prominent members of the community, in an elegant atmosphere featuring a champagne brunch, music, live, and silent auction.
4th Annual Sweet Memories Champagne & Chocolate Brunch Recap - May 6, 2012.
The 2012 event took place at the Magnolia Room at the Elizabeth on the grounds of Atlantic Shores in Virginia Beach. The keynote speaker was Dr. Steven DeKosky who is the Vice President and Dean of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and an international leader in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research. Dr. DeKosky served on the National Association’s Board of Directors and chaired the Association’s Medical & Scientific Committee. He was also instrumental in developing the Pittsburgh Compound B to help detect plaques in the brain. Pictures / Professional photography Thank you to our 2012 Sponsors!
3rd Annual Sweet Memories Champagne & Chocolate Brunch Recap - May 2011
We welcomed Emmy-award winning CBS journalist Barry Petersen as our Keynote Speaker. Barry Petersen's wife Jan, was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer's at age 55. Now, at age 61, she lives in an assisted living facility. Barry has written a book; a love story about their journey with Alzheimer's called "Jan's Story". Pictures