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Benefit Raises Money and Awareness for Alzheimer's Research
On November 21, 2014 The Fifty Plus Racing Foundation hosted a benefit dinner in support of research for Alzheimer's Disease.
Grace Healthcare and the DeFoor Brothers extend a warm thank you to all who attended the cocktail reception and Ruth’s Chris Steak House experience.
The benefit was hosted at the Embassy Suites, Waterside in Chattanooga. Proceeds funded Alzheimer’s research and support caregivers. Entertainment was provided by renowned fiddle player Fletcher Bright and his local bluegrass band, The Dismembered Tennesseans.
Our surprise guest was Brian Johnson, lead singer and front man for the classic rock band AC/DC, who once again joined the Fifty Plus Racing Team for The Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 24-25 2015 at the Daytona International Speedway.
Special guests included:
- Senator Bob Corker
- Brian Redman, Racing Legend
- Justin D. Boyd, PhD, Baylor Graduate and recipient of a half million dollar grant for Alzheimers research
- Grady Williams, winner of Chattanooga’s Manager of the Year Award
- Claude Ramsey, Former Chief of Staff & Deputy to Governor of Tennessee
About Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative illness that attacks brain cells and results in a loss of memory, thinking, language skills, and behavioral changes.
Currently, over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and millions more are faced with the financial and emotional challenges of caring for an ailing loved one. As the number of those diagnosed continues to increase, it is imperative that we spread awareness, support caregivers, and find cures for this debilitating illness.
The Fifty Plus Racing team has raised money and awareness for Alzheimer's disease through racing for the last several years. This January they will be participating for the fourth consecutive time in one of the most epic endurance races, the Rolex 24 At Daytona, in support of Alzheimer’s caregivers and research.
The November 21 benefit was hosted by Grady Williams, winner of Chattanooga’s Manager of the Year Award. It included many other special guests. Musical entertainment was furnished by the recipients of the 4th Annual History Makers Award, Fletcher Bright and The Dismembered Tennesseans.
We welcomed guest speakers Senator Bob Corker, whose father perished from Alzheimer’s disease, and Justin D. Boyd, PhD, a Baylor graduate and Chattanooga local. Dr. Boyd is an Associate Research Associate at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a research fellow at Harvard Medical School. As the recipient of a half million dollar grant for Alzheimer's Research, Dr. Boyd spoke to us about recent advances in Alzheimer's research.
We extend a special thank you to our sponsors!
Thank you to all who support Alzheimer's Research. We will Endure For A Cure.