Com­edy show, din­ner helps Alzheimer’s re­search

Manteca Bulletin - - Front Page - Bul­letin staff re­ports

Mu­sic was an im­por­tant part of Ge­or­giann Rose’s re­la­tion­ship with her mother after Alzheimer’s took her mem­ory away.

While she didn’t know any of the words, when Rose and her brother Mel would visit her and play mu­sic, there would be pe­ri­ods where she would tap her foot and shrug her shoul­der along with the beat – a sign that even though she didn’t re­mem­ber the lyrics, she never for­got the tune.

And Mu­sic for Alzheimer’s was born out of that ex­pe­ri­ence.

In the four years since Rose and her brother formed the or­ga­ni­za­tion to col­lect new and used CDs and bring them to var­i­ous care fa­cil­i­ties through­out Man­teca, Ripon and even Modesto, the pop­u­lar­ity of the pro­gram and the im­pact of the ef­fort has grown by leaps and bounds – going from just 72 CDs the first year to more than 2,200 last year.

On Saturday, the or­ga­ni­za­tion is host­ing the sec­ond an­nual com­mu­nity event – Mu­sic for Alzheimer’s – at the MRPS Hall to raise money that will ben­e­fit the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion.

Tick­ets are $ 45. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for no­host cock­tails. A rib din­ner is be­ing served at 7 p.m. fol­lowed by a live and silent auc­tion. Then from 9 to 11 p.m. is a com­edy show hosted by Christ Te­icheira and head­lined by An­thony K.

Tick­ets are avail­able at SPA­CES, 208 W. North St., 209.815.9021; Pro­gres­sive De­signs, 243 Maple St., 209.239.1229; and Hi-5 Nu­tri­tion, 1325 W. Yosemite Ave., next to Big Lots.

For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion con­tact Rose at 209.607.1602.

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