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‘An Affair to Remember’ helped raise $415,000 for The Alzheimer’s Association held on March 12 at Gulf Harbour Country Club.
That’s nearly double of the money raised in 2017, which was the first year of the event.
More than 200 people attended.
Guest speakers included Angel Duncan from the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of SWFL and Carol Poole, an early stage Alzheimer’s patient and advisor. Emcee Kellie Burns and auctioneer Scott Robertson also participated.
There also was a special message from Dr. Fred Schaerf, who spoke at the 2016 event.
In a video, Schaerf shared that he has ALS – Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
For almost 20 years, Schaerf a board-certified neuropsychiatrist, brought his training and experience from Johns Hopkins to Fort Myers and created the only research center in Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry-Glades counties solely dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias.
His Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida has been a nationally recognized destination, providing state-of-the-art clinical research trials in Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments to the citizens of Florida.