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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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by: Aryn Gatto It’s that time of the year again: our New Year’s resolutions may be in the rear view mirror, work is keeping you on your toes (or rather seated at your desk!), and although there are little signs of spring appearing here and there, winter continues to linger, not yet having released its grasp and make room for all things spring, which tend to encourage us to go for that spontaneous evening jog or Sunday bike ride. [caption id="attachment_3055" align="aligncenter" width="625"]aryn-gatto-exercise blog Aryn in warmer weather[/caption]

Aryn Gatto is new to the Memory Ball team this year. Aryn's passion and enthusiasm have been a huge gain for the Memory Ball team and we welcome her big smile and creative spirit.  Here are some words Aryn shared with us about her grandmother, who is living with Alzheimer’s disease, and some reflections on their relationship.  I have often thought that the following Shakespeare quotation aptly suits my Baubie: “And though she be but little, she is fierce.” Albeit a bit on the shorter side, my Baubie has always demonstrated remarkable strength.  Having lost her husband at a young age, my Baubie raised three children, including my wonderful mother, all on her own.  She took care of us as kids just about every Saturday for as long as I can remember.  She taught us how to tie our shoes, read to us, and took us on walks and little adventures around her neighbourhood. She always ensured that we left her house well-fed, made sure that we didn’t go outside with wet hair on those cold, winter days, and sent us home with a Dixie cup full of treats.  These are the little things that I know I, and my sisters, will always cherish.Snapseed All this to say, although it is difficult to watch our Baubie change and her Alzheimer’s disease progress, she has played a big part in my life and who I am today – that will never change. 

On Thursday, September 17th, Memory Ball is partnering with the Hudson's Bay to raise money for the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. If you bought your ticket, here's what you can expect: [N.B. If you haven't, find out how to buy here]
  • A chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree at the Hudson's Bay
  • Interactive stations:
    • TRY ON A PAIR & SHARE!! 2nd floor, ladies shoes Try on a pairs of shoes, take a photo, post it on your favourite social network to share with friends and family!
    • DENIM DOCTORS from 12:30-7:30pm, 2nd floor, Ladies Premium Denim The Denim Doctor is in the building to help find the perfect jean for you. They will assess & prescribe the best denim that is best suited for your body. From enhancing or hiding, the doctor will make you look and feel great.
    • COOK WITH CHEF PATRICK from 12:30-2:30pm & 5:30-7:30pm, 7th floor Demonstration Kitchen Watch Chef Patrick make wonderful kitchen creations at the kitchen that you too can make at home.
  • Enter draws for prizes from MARC BY MARC JACOBS handbags, PINK TARTAN, COACH handbags, GODIVA Chocolate, CAROLEE Jewellery, CLARK’S shoes and more!
  • Customize your own Converse sneakers

You an accountant? We got numbers that need accounting.

We're looking for you and your Alzheimer's kicking attitude. 

mind over alzheimer's calculatorPlease send your resume and a short cover letter on why you think you are right for this position.
Deadline: September 18th, 2015 at midnight
General Responsibilities: ● Assist the Finance Chair in tracking all incoming and outgoing funds of Memory Ball (includes online sales/donations, cash/cheque donations, and e-transfers) ● Liaising with the committee members and volunteers about financial matters including tracking of expense reimbursements, cash or e-transfers, donations, ticket sales, etc. ● Corresponding with the sponsorship team to help maintain updated listings of sponsors and outstanding donations