The “You and Me for Memories Foundation” was founded to raise the necessary research funds to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. It all started with a group of friends talking on a cottage deck. Co-founders Dave St-Jean and Bruce Levis mothers both had Alzheimer’s and they thought that rather than wishing for a cure they should do something about it beyond taking steps to prevent it in their lives and their children’s.
You and Me for Memories focus is “Together we can solve the puzzle of Alzheimer’s”
The “You and Me for Memories Foundation” is made up of a group of friends who had one thing in common, they all had a family member or friend with the Alzheimer’s disease. The goal is to show grass roots efforts can begin with regular people getting together and being able to do something that really makes a difference. We depend on the financial support from the general public and corporate sponsors to support the research to cure this devastating disease. Together we can solve the puzzle of Alzheimer’s.
Research is the key to the cure. The “You and Me for Memories Foundation” selected Dr. Richard Bergeron M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Neuroscience Program, Department of cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa as the benefactor of all funds raised. Dr. Bergeron and the University of Ottawa brings together the highest quality in the neurosciences, behavioral sciences and mind disciplines to provide incredibly effective resources to find a cure for Alzheimer’s. The “You and Me for Memories Foundation” works collaboratively with the University of Ottawa’s to raise money for research to find a cure for. All money raised (100%) goes to Alzheimer’s research.
An Evening to Remember Gala Dinner and Dance
“An Evening to Remember – Gala Dinner and Dance” is our major fundraising event. This year the Gala is held at the new Ottawa Convention Centre on September 29, 2012 and expecting over a 1,000 guests. The Gala is a great way for the medical community and those affected and their family and friends to learn from one another’s experiences and to have fun raising funds. The Gala features a catered dinner, a Wine Mountain raffle, a Silent Auction, a Live Auction, the Balloon Extravaganza, live band performances and special guest speakers. In the last three years, the Galas have raised over $175,000.00.
Caregiver of the Year Award
Care giving to someone with Alzheimer’s disease is unavoidable. People with Alzheimer’s disease become increasingly dependent on family members, friends and the Care Workers at Long Term care (LTC) facilities for their care as the disease progresses. The LTC Worker is on the front line of Alzheimer’s care for your family member or friend. Their dedication to caring for the Alzheimer’s patient is often taken for granted, or is not fully appreciated and recognized.
You and Me for Memories recognizes these extraordinary compassionate front line workers. The top five caregivers will be recognized at the “An Evening to Remember – Gala Dinner and Dance”, for their excellence and dedication to Alzheimer’s patients. They will receive an Award Plaque and the finalist will receive the “Anita St-Jean Memorial Award”.
How can you help?
You can help by attending “An Evening to Remember – Gala Dinner and Dance” in support of You and Me for Memories. Also, you can become a sponsor or make a donation. You will find the information for the sponsorship and the donation on the following website: www.youandmeformemories.ca.
Women’s Expressions and You and Me for Memories
Women’s Expressions is attending “An Evening to Remember – Gala Dinner and Dance” and will be selling the 2013 Women’s Expressions Calendars. All profits from the sales of the calendar during this event will go to You and Me for Memories Foundation in support of the research for a cure for Alzheimer.
Please come and support Women’s Expressions at this event. Together we can solve the puzzle of Alzheimer’s! We are all touched by the disease even the founder of Women’s Expressions. Jo-Anne’s mother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer and she knows how difficult it is to see a parent having memory loss.
An Evening to Remember – Gala Dinner and Dance Saturday, September 29, 2012
Ottawa Convention Centre