Carillon to Host Silent Auction and Alzheimer’s Benefit
Carillon Assisted Living will host a Silent Auction and Alzheimer’s Benefit on April 9 to help the Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Duke find effective treatments with the potential to delay – and perhaps even halt – the progression of the disease.
The auction and benefit will be held at the Millennium Hotel Durham, 2800 Campus Walk Avenue. Bidding starts at 12 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Dozens of local businesses, artisans and vendors have donated items for the auction – everything from luxury spa packages to ski and golf excursions to handcrafted jewelry and furniture. All proceeds will benefit the Bryan Center.
Dr. Kathleen Welsh-Bohmer, director of the Bryan Center, says funding for Alzheimer’s research is critical now more than ever, as the disease reaches “epidemic proportions” among people 65 and older.
“Truly, we are in a crisis,” says Welsh-Bohmer. “With research focused on the initiating mechanisms of this complex disease, we are working with investigators across the globe to develop well informed treatment strategies.”
Though the statistics are grim, Welsh-Bohmer says she and her colleagues remain optimistic that in the not-too-distant future, Alzheimer’s will be a treatable, even curable, disease.
“We look forward to the day when our patients can say, “I am an Alzheimer’s disease survivor,”’ says Welsh-Bohmer. “It is through efforts like (the Silent Auction) that we are able to make progress towards a cure.”
For a complete list of items up for bid, visit Carillon’s Silent Auction and Alzheimer’s Benefit event page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CarillonAssistedLiving
About Carillon Assisted Living
Carillon Assisted Living is a North Carolina-owned and operated provider of licensed assisted living homes and services for seniors. Founded in 1996, the company serves about 1,000 seniors and operates 15 communities statewide. Carillon is home to the highly regarded Alzheimer’s care program, The Garden Place.
Carillon is proud to stand as a founding member of the N.C. Alliance for Alzheimer’s Care; an advocacy group that is working to raise awareness of the need for a permanent funding solution on behalf of seniors who rely on Medicaid benefits to help pay for secure, residential Alzheimer’s care.
on March 29, 2013