Amanda Logan is an on-air personality at popular Toronto radio station Z103.5. On Saturday, March 28th, Amanda is the master of ceremonies for the sold out 4th ever Memory Ball which takes place at Palais Royale. Here, she tells us about her history with Alzheimer’s.
I’m so honoured to be hosting the Memory Ball 2015. Here’s a bit about myself and my relationship with Alzheimer’s Disease. Like many, it was affected me and my family directly. When I was younger, my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. I grew up around it. My parents sat me down as a little girl, and explained to me why grandma couldn’t remember many things. Yes, there were tough and confusing times, but what always made me feel special was that I was the one person she always remembered in a hospital room full of aunts, cousins and uncles. She passed away 18 years ago this month and I carry her spirit with me all the time.
I’m so thankful that the Alzheimer Society of Toronto is around and available, helping our communities and that we are, together, helping to find a cure while learning how to live with dementia in our world.
I feel so blessed that in my career in broadcasting (so far), and if that can be used to help bring awareness to this disease, then I’ll do whatever I can to help. The Memory Ball team is so lovely and I’ve heard incredible things about this night, which I am so excited to be hosting! I can’t wait ’til Saturday and to meet everyone.
See you Saturday! xo Amanda.