MINNESOTANS FIGHT BACK AGAINST DEADLY DISEASE
Sister and Brother Honor Mom with a Party to End Alzheimer’s Disease - Set to Raise $35,000
Minneapolis, Minn. (October 28, 2016) - Mackenzie and Charlie Kelley lost their Mother to an incurable disease: Alzheimer’s. They won’t stop fighting until the 5.4 million Americans living with the disease have a fighting chance. Their passion and drive are what make a difference for those affected in the Twin Cities. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, with currently no way to prevent, cure or even slow it down. Everyone is at risk.
From speaking at the state and national capitols and playing flag football for Alzheimer’s, to starting a group for young professionals to fight the disease, this duo works together in a big way. The biggest event they run? Their Annual Memory Mixer: A Party to End Alzheimer’s (happening next Saturday), which honors the memory of their Mom while fighting a disease that affects over 91,000 Minnesotans.
WHAT: The 7th Annual Memory Mixer: A Party to End Alzheimer’s
WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 7:30-11:30 p.m.
WHERE: Muse Event Center
107 3rd Ave N., Minneapolis, MN
PRICE: $50 per person (in advance) or $60 per person (at the door)
Tickets include two drinks, appetizers and desserts
Entertainment: Live music from Sabby White; a versatile, high-energy band with a repertoire designed for a good time at every age. Silent auction, featuring a variety of high-end items, along with a wine toss, a punch wall, a marketplace featuring purple-themed items from local companies, and other fun activities.
Mackenzie and Charlie started the Memory Mixer seven years ago in honor of their mother, Carla Hildebrand, who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease in September 2012. Carla was 60 years old when she died; Mackenzie and Charlie have been impacted by this disease most of their lives.
Due to the passion and dedication of Mackenzie, Charlie and their close group of friends who help them plan the event, the Memory Mixer has raised over $100,000 in its first six years, with 350 people at last year’s event. Proceeds from the Memory Mixer go directly to the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/annualmemorymixer.