Paint the Night Purple: record-breaking fundraiser for Alzheimer’s

On the night of Friday, February 9th, the atmosphere at Morgan MFG was electric as the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter Junior Board hosted their annual Paint the Night Purple fundraiser. This year’s event shattered previous records, raising an astounding $165,000 in support of Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. With over 500 guests in attendance, the evening was a true testament to the community’s dedication to combating this devastating disease.

The event was emceed by Violeta Podrumedic from the Morning Mix 101.9, whose energy and passion set the tone for an unforgettable night. Guests were treated to an incredible lineup of entertainment, including music and dancing to the beats of The Boy Band Night and DJ RIEL.

The evening’s mission moment served as a powerful reminder of the importance of the Alzheimer’s Association’s work as well as recognizing how this disease impacts even the very young members of our community. Kris McCabe (@lifewithgrams) shared her personal journey of being called upon 7 years ago, when she was only 29, to begin caregiving for her dear Grandmother.

None of this would have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors. A heartfelt thank you goes out to our Gold Sponsors: Affirm Cares, The Aspen Dental Group, and the Malone Family. Additionally, we extend our gratitude to our Silver Sponsors: the Becker Family, in memory of David Morrow, Jenner & Block, and Kaufman Hall, as well as all our Bronze Sponsors and In-Kind donors. Your contributions have made a tangible difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Founded in 2011, the Illinois Chapter Junior Board comprises a passionate group of young professionals dedicated to supporting the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission. Many members have been personally affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia, whether through the loss of a loved one, caregiving responsibilities, or professional involvement in the cause. Despite their diverse experiences, they are united by a shared vision of a future free from the grip of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Paint the Night Purple 2024

To learn more about the Junior Board and how you can get involved, visit alziljrboard.org. Whether through fundraising, volunteering, or advocacy efforts, there are countless ways to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

As we reflect on the success of Paint the Night Purple 2024, let us carry forward the spirit of unity and determination that defined the evening. Together, we can paint a brighter future for all those affected by Alzheimer’s.

For those who were unable to attend the event but still wish to contribute, we invite you to make a donation at PTNP24.givesmart.com. Every dollar raised brings us one step closer to a world without Alzheimer’s.

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