Fox Trail Senior Living's Benefit Mixer Event Raises Funds and Awareness for Alzheimer's Disease
December 12, 2018
Fox Trail Senior Living Unites with Alzheimer’s Association and Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent, Good Morning America, for its Inaugural Alzheimer’s Benefit Mixer Event
An intimate gathering of physicians, dignitaries, business leaders, and engaged community members came together to support Fox Trail Senior Living's Inaugural Alzheimer Benefit Mixer Event on Tuesday, November 27. The venue, Ramsey Country Club, was transformed into a cozy enclave that made guests feel as if they had stepped inside a warm and inviting, candle lit living room. From the grand piano by the fireplace to the exquisite food and elegantly appointed amenities, attendees were immersed in the ideal setting for sharing ideas and championing a meaningful cause significant to every individual in the room.
The event spotlighted the Alzheimer's Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research, with representatives from the organization hosting an information table. Connections were made throughout the evening as guests delighted in learning more about how the Alzheimer's Association provides and enhances care and support for all affected. Many were compelled to offer their support and donate directly to this worthwhile endeavor.
As a charity, the Alzheimer's Association relies on the generosity of individuals and organizations to help them continue their vital work.
The honorary guest speaker, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News chief medical correspondent, Good Morning America, stressed the importance of bringing awareness to the disease.
Ashton cited a recent study from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where a new experimental Alzheimer's disease vaccine showed promise in tests conducted on mice. Ashton said that the findings are encouraging because if the vaccine is proven to be safe and effective in human trials, it has the potential to reduce the total number of dementia diagnoses by 50 percent.
While Alzheimer's remains a devastating disease and a daunting task for caregivers and medical professionals, Dr. Ashton's insights and optimism fortified the spirit of hope resonating in the room. Her words, filled with emotion, inspiration, and compassion unified the guests and deepened the desire for a medical breakthrough.
Rounding out the evening was a delightful performance of musical numbers from Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton, performed by students from the Sparta and Ridgewood-based film, television and musical theatre school, Acting-A-Part. The talented troupe of rising stars brought a perfect ending to the evening with their promising performance.
"The Alzheimer Benefit Mixer served as a conduit for Fox Trail to generate understanding around Alzheimer's Disease, and we strive to continue to bring meaningful events like these to the community-at-large. The work done by the Alzheimer's Association is critical to the many families impacted by this terrible disease," said Michael Eisele, Fox Trail Managing Partner. "I'm so very grateful for the attendees, sponsors and community members who came together to make a difference by donating their time and resources toward such an important cause."
Event sponsors this year included Fox Trail Senior Living, Fox Trail Memory Care Living, Residences at Chestnut Ridge, IPPC Pharmacy, Appleridge Senior Living and Acting-A-Part.
All donations benefited the Alzheimer's Association; which supports individuals, family members, caregivers and others coping with the effects of memory loss.