• Community Events,  Personal Stories,  Toronto Events,  Volunteering,  Volunteers

    Volunteer Spotlight: Victoria Ludwig & Thomas Gaylor

    #WaybackPlayback – A Victoria Ludwig & Thomas Gaylor Production On Saturday, February 21, TOTA Lounge hosted the Second Annual Wayback Playback night in support of Memory Ball and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto (AST). Despite the extreme cold and falling snow, 100 avid party-goers and J.Lo & Ja Rule enthusiasts danced their heart outs at this packed Queen West venue.   External Memory Ball events like this one have been major successes adding thousands of dollars to the bottom line, for which, we are hugely grateful. This year, Wayback Playback earned just shy of $1,500! With Memory Ball around the corner, the YPAA wouldn’t be able to have nights like this without the complete support, planning…

  • Alzheimer's Disease,  dementia,  Toronto Events

    And the 2014 Memory Ball Total Amount Raised Is…

    Every year, we (Young People Against Alzheimer’s – YPAA) look forward to this moment and to this announcement, sometimes with knots in our stomachs. Will we reach our goal? Will we be able to make a difference? After an exceptionally successful two years, raising $21,000 in our first year and $35,000 in our second year, we gave ourselves the lofty goal of $45,000 in our third year so that our overall three-year total would be $100,000. We asked ourselves if we could do it. Well, not only have you helped us achieve our goal but you have helped us exceed it. By $20,000. That’s right, we’ve raised SIXTY-FIVE-THOUSAND dollars for the Alzheimer…

  • Alzheimer's Disease,  Blog,  exercise,  Guest Blog,  Lifestyle,  Memory Ball 2014,  Prevention,  Toronto Events

    Get Workout Ready for Memory Ball with Christie Preston’s Workout

    Christie Preston of Preston Fitness and the Beauty and the Bod Blog has been a longtime supporter and friend of Memory Ball. Christie is a stellar personal and group trainer who promotes healthy habits and exercise as a way to live a better life — and trust us when we say, her enthusiasm is infectious. Not only that, but Christie has a very positive view on working out, she believes in balance. We love her because she won’t make us feel badly about having a cupcake or 2, but… she may make us do extra burpees. We hope you love this video as much as we love working out with Christie. 

  • Memory Ball 2014,  Toronto Events

    Memory Ball 2014 is SOLD OUT!

    As you may have heard, Memory Ball 2014 tickets are SOLD OUT – after being on sale for 41 days with 46 days to go until the event. We knew this would be a record breaking year after selling out Early-Bird tickets in 20 hours… but to sell out even before the beginning of March really shows us how much Torontonians care about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.