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Memory Ball Toronto is back with its Sixth Annual Gala Event, proudly hosted by the Young Leaders Council of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto
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Looking for your daily dose of inspiration? Well then, you’re in for a treat. Today, we are pleased to feature an inspiring post from one of (the many!) inspiring member of the Memory Ball Team. Amanda McMillan has been involved in Memory Ball for the past...

It's time for the big reveal! We are ecstatic to announce the success of the 5th Annual Memory Ball presented by Feature Foods.  With your support, we raised $115,000 for the Alzheimer Society of Toronto! Memory Ball was held on Saturday, April2 at the historic Palais Royale Ballroom, with MC Amanda Logan of Z1035. memory ball 2016 total raised For our 2016 event, we enhanced the overall event experience by adding many new types of entertainment. Performers included long-time Memory Ball supporters Sax 4th Avenue, and some new talent, DJ Alex Tribe and DJ Guillaume Viau. Guests were treated to live watercolour portraits by artist Beckie di Leo, snaps in an animated GIF photo booth from #BLKBX, a midnight potato bar and Burrito Boyz burritos to enjoy on the way home. Guests also enjoyed Absolut Elyx vodka and herring from Feature Foods’ customized bar.    In addition to the entertainment at the event, our main goal for MemoryBall is to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and the plight faced by young caregivers. Memory Ball co-founder Kathryn Fudurich showed a video she created of three Alzheimer’s caregivers (Katie, Claire and Jamie) reading a letter they wrote to their parents with early-onset Alzheimer’s. The video elicited many emotions from the crowd. Afterwards, teary-eyed AST CEO Cathy Barrick made a rousing speech. Not mincing words, she told the audience that “[they] are going to kick Alzheimer’s ass,” to cheers from the crowd. Throughout the evening, guests could pause at the ‘Wall of Memories’ which was filled with pre-submitted photos of loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, further anchoring the event’s purpose. In its fifth year, Memory Ball has raised a total of $115,000, for a grand total of $310,000 over the past five years. This year marks the most raised by Memory Ball in a single year. These funds will be used to increase public awareness of dementia, to promote research and to advocate for services that respect the dignity of the individual. Direct beneficiaries include people with dementia, their families and caregivers.   We'd like to thank its presenting sponsor Feature Foods in addition to all other major sponsors including Cadillac, RBC Foundation, Dr. Daniel C. Andreae, J.P. Wiser’s Whisky, Absolut Vodka, PB Marketing, Bell Canada, Stikeman Elliott, JC Clark Investments, Rady-Pentek & Edward Surveying, Woodhouse Brewing Company, Michael Kors and Langton Communications. We're busy planning for the next Memory Ball and upcoming fundraising events throughout 2016 and into 2017. If you're interested in volunteering your time, please comment below or email us at info[at] 

Young Caregivers Read Letters To Their Parents With Alzheimer's

Every year at Memory Ball, we want to make sure everyone knows why they're attending our event. Yes, Memory Ball was the party of the year, with an animated-GIF photo booth, watercolour portrait artist Beckie di Leo, an unreal silent auction and raffle, cooler than cool DJs Alex Tribe and Guillaume Viau, burritos and of course our sexy sax band, Sax 5th Avenue. But, what's most important about Memory Ball is raising awareness of Alzheimer's disease. Without awareness, we can't vanquish this terrible disease. This is why we had a Wall of Memories, where we asked guests to contribute photos of loved ones affected by the disease for guests to see and reflect on the lives touched by Alzheimer's. One of the highlights of the evening for the organizing committee is the video we show about Alzheimer's. We feel that the video portion anchors the event into the cause and motivates attendees to truly end Alzheimer's for good. The amazingly talented Kath Fudurich (Head of Community Outreach at Memory Ball) filmed Memory Ball caregivers Claire Poirier, Katie Johns and Kath's own twin brother, Jamie Fudurich reading letters to their parents with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Claire, Katie and Jamie were all in their teens when their respective parents were diagnosed with a form of Alzheimer's or dementia. The video is moving and there was nary a dry eye in sight when we showed it to our guests. Afterwards, a touched Cathy Barrick (our favourite CEO) declared that we would "kick Alzheimer's ass" to the cheering crowd.

So, you missed buying Memory Ball tickets this year because we sold out! It happens. BUT our amazing friends at eRings Magazine are here to save the day and help bump up our overall donation total for the Alzheimer Society of Toronto! eRings are auctioning off 2 tickets to Memory Ball - which is of course, otherwise sold out! Read on for the rules to the auction.ERM Bridal and Memory Ball