Benefit concert will raise funds for San Diego-based Alzheimer’s research on the leading edge of a cure
San Diego’s Torrey Pines mesa, with its thousands of great scientific minds, is a hub of neurological research. Recent research projects have focused on finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Funding this research is crucial. That is why scientists, philanthropists and musicians are “banding together” to present Funky Town - a concert for Alzheimer’s San Diego at 6:30pm on May 18th at the Music Box in Little Italy. Money raised that night will go to Collaboration 4 Cure (C4C), a local grant program that funds San Diego scientists studying neurological disease.
It will be a fun night of music featuring The Full Strength Funk Band, Jonny Tarr and special guest artists. Tickets for $25 are available at www.musicboxsd.com. Just scroll down to May 18th and click on "get tickets."
There will be several auction items, including a Taylor guitar!
Speakers include County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Alzheimer’s San Diego CEO Mary Ball and SBP’s Dr. Michael Jackson. SBP's Kristen Cusato will serve as emcee.
Consider that 60,000 San Diegans have dementia— it's the third leading cause of death in San Diego county. And this mind-robbing disease has no treatment or cure or even a way to slow its progression. In addition to helping raise funds, the Funky Town concert will serve as a distraction for caregivers, an opportunity to dance and listen to music, to do something for themselves as they travel on this painful journey of taking care of someone with dementia.
Let’s band together for a cure. We hope to see you there!
Together, we can #ENDALZ.
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