According to Aware Dallas President Jolie Humphrey,
With a heavy heart, the board of Aware and chairs of the 2020 Aware Affair canceled the 2020 Aware Affair Celebrate The Moments’ “Unmask the Myths” gala scheduled for Friday, April 3, due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Just over 330 tickets had been sold – well on the way to an expected attendance of 450.
This year we received 25 grant applications, 22 of which qualified. The grant applicants are from all over the greater Dallas area who support caregivers, education and research for the Alzheimer’s world.
We are extremely grateful to those who donated 100% of their sponsorships/tickets purchases to Aware even though the gala was abruptly cancelled. However, we still have a long way to go to make up for lost revenue from the night of the event.
We are working on an online auction from Friday, May 15, to Friday, May 22, in which anyone can participate. These extra funds will provide needed revenue for our grant recipients who need us now more than ever because Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t stop. Aware is made up of a dynamic group of women leaders who put the Alzheimer’s community first and foremost
Aware is dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s disease, and its mission is to provide funding and support to nonprofit organizations that are working on the front lines to fight this disease in Dallas and the North Texas region.
Please visit our website to donate, get involved and to learn more about who we are Awaredallas.org. The Dallas Foundation, a 501(c)3 publicly supported charity, is the fiscal sponsor of Aware.
* Graphic and photo provided by Aware