October 5, 2022/News Releases

Keep Memory Alive’s “Month of Memories” Raises Money for Alzheimer’s Disease

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LAS VEGAS: Keep Memory Alive will once again commemorate National Alzheimer’s Disease and Family Caregiver Awareness Month in November with “Month of Memories,” a community-focused fundraiser that gives Nevadans the opportunity to shop, dine and support local businesses.

The campaign shines a spotlight on the devastating disease affecting many of the Nevadans walking through the doors of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and their dedicated caregivers, while raising funds to provide no-cost educational, therapeutic and support programming.

Restaurants, bars and retailers will offer specialty cocktails, dishes and promotions throughout November with a portion of proceeds benefiting Keep Memory Alive. Retailers include:

  • Atomic Liquors
  • Bin 702
  • Bonanno’s New York Pizza Kitchen
  • Carson Kitchen
  • Delmonico Steakhouse
  • Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House
  • Greek Chicken
  • Jake’s on the Lake (Lake Tahoe)
  • La Neta Cocina y Lounge
  • Lagos Jewelry
  • Lotus of Siam
  • Marche Bacchus
  • Mas Por Favor Taqueria y Tequila

  • Miss Daisy Floral
  • PT’s Taverns, PKWY Tavern
  • Las Vegas Review-Journal
  • Sierra Gold
  • StarBase
  • Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
  • The Golden Tiki
  • Therapy
  • Trattoria Reggiano Italian Restaurant at Downtown Summerlin
  • Trufusion
  • Wally’s Wine & Spirits
  • Yellow Tail wine

For the most updated list of participating retailers, visit keepmemoryalive.org/MoM. Businesses wishing to participate in Month of Memories can call (702) 263-9797 or email specialevents@ccf.org.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on the Silver State is on the rise:

  • An estimated 49,000 Nevadans age 65 or older are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Nevada is home to the third-fastest aging population, with age being the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Nevada is a “neurology desert,” meaning by 2025, it will have fewer than 10 neurologists per 10,000 people with dementia, putting it among the bottom 40% of states nationwide

Additionally, Keep Memory Alive will hold its Texas Hold ‘em Charity Poker Tournament on Friday, Nov. 4 at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center. Hosted by casino legend Jack Binion, beginners through advanced players are invited to compete for prizes, including $10,000 cash, and play among elite players such as Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson, Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu, Jack McClelland, Barry Shulman, Allyn Shulman and David Williams. Guests will enjoy a night of wine and spirits tastings from Southern Glazer’s Wine, Spirits & Beer of Nevada and Casa Dragones, cocktail demonstrations, a dine-around culinary experience by Clique Hospitality and musical stylings by Michael Shulman.

Check in is 5:30 p.m. with a skills tutorial at 6 p.m. and tournament play starting at 6:30 p.m. Seat buy-in is $575 or a party ticket is $150 and available at keepmemoryalive.org.

For more information, visitkeepmemoryalive.org and follow on Instagram @ccnevadakma, Twitter@ccnevadakma and Facebook @ccnevadakma.

About Keep Memory Alive

Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds to support Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures that will occur in Las Vegas. For additional information, call (702) 263-9797 or visit keepmemoryalive.org.

About the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, which opened in 2009, provides expert diagnosis and treatment for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body, frontotemporal and other dementias; Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, multiple system atrophy and other movement disorders; and multiple sclerosis. With locations in Cleveland, Ohi; Weston, Florida, and headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada, the center offers a continuum of care with no-cost opportunities for the community to participate in education and research, including disease prevention studies and clinical trials of promising new medications. An integrated entity, Keep Memory Alive, raises funds exclusively in support of the Nevada location. clevelandclinic.org/Nevada.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 72,500 employees worldwide are more than 5,050 salaried physicians and researchers, and 17,800 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,500-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 22 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2021, there were 10.2 million total outpatient visits, 304,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 259,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

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