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MEDIA CONTACT: Christine Dardet
561-297-4066, cdardet@fau.edu

Seventh Annual ‘Keep Memories Alive’ Walk to Benefit FAU’s Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center

BOCA RATON, FL (August 1, 2012) –Florida Atlantic University’s Caring Hearts Auxiliary of the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center will host the seventh annual “Keep Memories Alive — Steppin’ to the Oldies, Bobby Socks Optional!” walk affair on Sunday, November 4 at 9 a.m. at the Town Center at Boca Raton, 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton. 

 “The spirit and generosity the Caring Heart Auxiliary, sponsors and walkers fuels important programs and services that the Center may otherwise may not be able to offer,” said Kathleen Valentine, Ph.D., R.N, director of the Memory and Wellness Center, which is part of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. “Everyone who participates in the Keep Memories Alive Walk leaves with the satisfaction of knowing that their dollars go toward helping people who are dealing with memory loss and their caregivers.” 

 Participants may walk in teams or as individuals dressed in event T-shirts or festive oldies attire while enjoying classic tracks of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s from Magic 102.7 F.M. Bobby Campbell is once again the Presenting Sponsor, and Christine E. Lynn is the Honorary Ambassador.  John and Dotsa Bitove and their family are the Honorary Family and Honorary Event Chairs. Caring Hearts Auxiliary board members, Terry Fedele and Jill Poser-Kammet, are co-chairing the walk. Sponsors of last year’s walk, along with 400 walkers, raised more than $325,000.

The Memory and Wellness Center, located on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, is part of FAU’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and averages 16,000 visits per year. The Center offers a wide range of services and programs to individuals with mild to moderate memory disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Visits begin with a comprehensive memory evaluation. The evaluation results often help diagnose a memory disorder and develop a treatment plan in cooperation with a patient’s physicians.

The Day Center provides an active and secure place for families to bring spouses or parents who are experiencing memory loss, and the caregiver support programs have a positive impact on life at home.

Walkers who raise and submit a minimum of $30 before the event or $40 on the day of the event will receive the Keep Memories Alive Walk T-Shirt while supplies last.  For more information or to register, contact 561-297-4066 or nurchearts@fau.edu, or visit https://fauf.fau.edu/memories. The Center may be found on Facebook by searching for “Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center at FAU.”

-FAU-

About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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