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Silver Medalist, Elizabeth Manley in Tbay for Alzheimer’s

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THUNDER BAY, ON, April 4, 2011 – Canadian Olympic Figure Skating SilverElizabeth Manley Medalist, Elizabeth Manley Alzheimer's Thunder Bayis flying to Thunder Bay on April 7 to share her story at the annual Alzheimer Rendezvous titled: An Unforgettable Evening. The media is cordially invited to attend this event.

Elizabeth’s father passed away after battling Alzheimer’s disease in October 2010, and as a result of the help she and her family received from the Alzheimer Society she has been a strong supporter and a national spokesperson for the Alzheimer Society ever since.  On Thursday she will be sharing some of her memories of her skating career and the memories she has of her father and her family’s journey with his disease while providing a inspiration message of hope. 

The event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay and will feature a fabulous gourmet dinner in the Valhalla Inn Ballroom, and a chance to win great prizes in a silent auction and prize raffle. A ceremony will also be held to honour volunteers for their years of dedication to the cause.

Tickets are $60 each or $550 for a table of 10 and on sale until Monday, April 4. They are available at the Alzheimer Society, Hallmark Stores, Mister J Men’s Fashion, Glacier Ridge and the Finnish Book Store.

All proceeds will benefit local programs and services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their partners in care in the Thunder Bay district.

Alzheimer Rendezvous: An Unforgettable Evening, tbaytel presents Elizabeth Manley

Date:   Thursday 7th April, 2011

Time:  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Ballroom, Valhalla Inn, Thunder Bay, ON

Of Special Interest: Elizabeth will be available from 5:30-6:00 p.m. for photos and interview requests

About the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay

Founded in 1986, the Alzheimer Society of Thunder Bay is a charitable organization dedicated to alleviating the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Society offers support to people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers; provides public education; promotes awareness in the community and funds research. Over 3,200 people in Northwestern Ontario that are currently living with dementia, and this number is expected to double within a generation. The Society depends on local support and donations, as the demand for our services continues to grow.

 

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