Photo Caption: Kathy Nelson, 2019 Gala Chair; Ben Fischer, Laree Hulshoff, Co-Founder Aging Mind Foundation; Yvonne Crum, 2019 Gala Honoree and Michael Tregoning, President of Headington Companies.Chair; Ben Fischer, Laree Hulshoff, Co-Founder Aging Mind Foundation; Yvonne Crum, 2019 Gala Honoree and Michael Tregoning, President of Headington Companies.
The Fifth Annual Aging Mind Foundation Gala was recently held at The Joule Dallas and raised over $720,000 to find the cause of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Yvonne and Mayo Crum were honored as the 2019 Gala Honorees. Sherwood Wagner served as the Honorary Chair and Kathy Nelson as Gala Chair. Greg Creed, Yum! Brands CEO acted as Master of Ceremonies and hosted the dinner.
“Over six million Americans are currently battling Alzheimer’s disease and by 2050, that number is expected to increase to 14 million Americans,” said Laree Hulshoff, co-founder of Aging Mind Foundation. “The Gala is our largest fundraiser of the year and since 2013, Aging Mind Foundation has raised more than $2 million to fund high-quality brain research. This year, the event benefits Yale University’s Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair program.”
Alzheimer’s is the fifth leading cause of death for those 65 and older and one of the most expensive diseases in the nation. There is currently no way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. Located in Dallas, the Aging Mind Foundation is dedicated to supporting research designed to find the cause of the dementias.