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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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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

Carolyn and Claire are two sisters on the Memory Ball team who are caregivers to their mother Jane, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2008. The rough transcript below is of a speech given after the Alzheimer Society of Toronto screened the documentary, the Genius of Marian. 

  [caption id="attachment_2488" align="aligncenter" width="978"]poriers genius of marian Carolyn and Claire Poirier at the Genius of Marian Screening, September 16, 2014[/caption] Carolyn: Thank you to the Alzheimer Society of Toronto for having us here tonight. We are honored to be a part of such a fantastic evening, for a cause very dear to our hearts. Alzheimer’s disease has been in our lives for well over a decade, which considering, Claire is only 20; it’s been quite a while.  Our grandfather was diagnosed first, in 2000, and as in many people over 70, it seemed almost normal to us. As a carpenter in his working years, he spent his time measuring and re-measuring door frames and table heights, right up to the end. He passed away 5 years after the diagnosis, and maintained his pleasant and happy demeanor throughout. Although heartbreaking, it felt natural; he had lived a meaningful, honest life.

This is the third installment in our 'Dealing with a Diagnosis' series. This series aims to open the discussion on Alzheimer's disease, reduce the stigma associated with the disease, and discuss the capabilities associated with the disease, not the limitations. Our hope is that with a more candid conversation surrounding Alzheimer's disease, we can encourage people to seek treatment and support earlier. Like other illnesses, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis is bound to bring about a range of emotions, both for the person who was diagnosed and their friends and family. There is no right or wrong way to feel, and your feelings may change over time. You may experience some or all of these feelings:
  • shock
  • fear
  • anger
  • resentment
  • denial
  • helplessness
  • sadness
  • frustration
  • relief
  • acceptance
  • isolation
  • sense of loss
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