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Student Org to Host Benefit Raising Awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease

By Collin Rivera
Hottytoddy.com intern

The Students for Alzheimer’s organization is hosting an event at the FNC Tennis Center to raise awareness of the disease. The event is being held Aug. 17 beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at noon and costs $25 to participate. People of all ages are encouraged to come to the event. Donations will be accepted.

FNC Tennis Center. Photo by Collin Rivera.

Head of the advertising team for the event, Downing Koestler, said there will be a round-robin tournament as well as other activities during the event.

“The tournament is in a casual round-robin format, so people can leave whenever they want, and people can play whenever they want,” Koestler said. “There will also be many silent auctions and raffles to win a lot of great prizes from gift cards to shoes. There is also free food and water for everyone, and it is a great event for people to get together and have fun supporting a great cause.”

For anyone interested in volunteering with the event, Koestler said the best way is to help spread the word for the event.

“The more people we have donating and playing in the tournament means the more money going towards the cause,” Koestler said. “We will take both money and silent auction items. We even need small things like pens and keychains for gift bags people get for signing up. We greatly appreciate any donations.”

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the disease is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.

Registration is now available for the event. Contact Carter Young at carter25charger@gmail.com to sign up. 

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