WHAT: Long-time Alzheimer’s awareness advocate, Congressman David Jolly, will be at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg college campus Barnes & Noble to raise awareness of the need to continue funding research to find a cure and to present newly published book, Why Can’t Grandma Remember My Name?, written by The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation’s President, Kent L. Karosen. Books will be available for purchase and all royalties go to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation in the quest to find a cure for the disease. There will also be an exhibit featuring artwork from the book, as well as other Alzheimer’s organizations sharing educational information.
The book explains Alzheimer’s disease using artwork created by children juxtaposed with art created by Alzheimer’s patients, demonstrating the power of art therapy for all ages and a way for parents and family to share with a younger audience what is happening to Grandma or other loved ones.
WHO: Congressman David Jolly and Kent L. Karosen, President and CEO of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
WHEN: Saturday, November 5 from 10:00am – 12:00pm at Barnes & Noble at University of South Florida St. Petersburg 500 3rd Street S, FPF100, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
OTHER BOOK LAUNCH EVENT TAKING PLACE IN THE FLORIDA AREA:
- Thursday, November 10 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Bloomingdale’s (19555 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, FL 33180).
- Friday, November 11 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Bloomingdale’s (5840 Glades Road, Town Center at Boca Raton, Boca Raton, FL 33431).
About the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation
Led by President and CEO, Kent L. Karosen, the Foundation was established in 1995 by Zachary Fisher. The Foundation has received the exceptional 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for the fifth consecutive year.
The Fisher Center is one of the largest and most modern facilities in the world dedicated to solving the puzzle of Alzheimer’s, and considered by many to be a prototype for Alzheimer’s research. The Center is led by Nobel Laureate Dr. Paul Greengard, recipient of multiple awards and honors throughout his career, and includes a research team of over 50 world-renowned scientists. To learn more about the Fisher Center’s innovative research, go to www.ALZinfo.org.
Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation
The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation is a leading source of funding for Alzheimer’s research, support and education. The Foundation has earned Charity Navigator’s highest 4-Star ranking for the past five consecutive years. Learn about our groundbreaking and innovative research at ALZinfo.org.