|Local family hosting fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Association this Saturday|
A local family is working to improve the life of those affected with Alzheimer’s after losing their mother in 2011. Sarah Rose Hall was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2010. Her family now honors her with an annual fundraiser, the Hall Family Alzheimer’s Fundraiser.
“As always, our mother faced this journey with the same dignity and grace she exhibited daily until it took her life in December of 2011,” the family stated in a letter.
The 2014 Hall Family Alzheimer’s Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 16 at Bushman’s Lake Clubhouse in Charlestown. The Hall Family is inviting the public to come out and enjoy the day all for a great cause. This is the third annual Corn Hole Tournament to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease. Along with the cornhole tourney, which is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. (registration begins at 11 a.m.), the fundraiser will include raffles and lunch.
“This is a family friendly fundraiser. We want everyone to come and have a great time,” stated Ruth Ann Rawlings, Hall’s daughter.
The fundraiser is organized by Sarah Rose’s children, Rawlings, Mike Hall and Tony Hall, their spouses and children to honor their mother and help the millions of families across the country that fight the horrible disease on a daily basis.
Donations are still being accepted for the fundraiser. You may donate a raffle item, food and beverage for the concession tent or monetary donations are also accepted and appreciated. The family is grateful for the donations already given.
“We have some really nice donations for the raffle already. We have a Gatlinburg Cabin Stay for three nights, Cincinnati Reds tickets, UK basket with tickets, U of L basket with tickets, Churchill Downs box, IU plaques, baskets, lots of gift cards and items from local merchants,” Rawlings stated. “We are getting some great items. We are all excited for the fundraiser. It’s going to be a great time.”
The fundraiser will also feature live music from 12 noon to 3 p.m. The Paul Boggs Band is again donating their time for the event. The band has donated their time and talent each year to the fundraiser.
“We just want lots of people to come out and enjoy the family friendly day,” Rawlings said.
The family will participate in the “2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.” The walk will be held on September 6 at Waterfront Park in Louisville. Last year the family was able to donate over $8,500 to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of Sarah Rose through their fundraiser and other monetary donations. Last year they were the highest fundraising Friends and Family team in Louisville!
If you would like to make a donation to the 2014 Hall Family Alzheimer’s Fundraiser you may send your donation to: PO Box 544, Charlestown, IN 47111.
For more information about the Hall Family Alzheimer’s Fundraiser please visit www.hallfamilyalzheimersfundraiser.com or Sarah Rose Family Alzheimer’s Fundraiser on Facebook or call Ruth Ann Rawlings at 812-207-7011.