Tickets now available for gala to support Alzheimer's disease: Hosted by broadcaster and author, Jay Ingram

TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Award-winning Canadian science writer and broadcaster, Jay Ingram, will host a gala on Saturday, November 14 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Toronto to benefit the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. Tickets are now being sold for $150 regular and $125 for students.

Mr. Ingram will also be signing his book, The End of Memory: A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimer's, which "charts the history of the disease from before it was noted by Alois Alzheimer right through the twenty-first century, as researchers continue to search for a cure".

Dr. David Morgan, a world leader in Alzheimer's disease research, will present a talk during dinner entitled, Preventing Alzheimer's by 2025: How will we get there from here?

Canadian Global Initiative Against Alzheimer's Disease is holding the gala to educate, raise awareness, and advocate for further research to bring an end to the suffering caused by the disease.

The gala is supported and sponsored by Genzyme Canada, the Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CIMTEC) and KalGene Pharmaceuticals, a Canadian company dedicated to the development of a treatment for Alzheimer's disease using a novel technology discovered at the National Research Council of Canada.

What:

  • Reception, dinner, and classical music concert by Andrea Tyniec on violin and Amahl Arulanadam on cello
  • Hosted by Jay Ingram, celebrated science broadcaster and writer, author of The End of Memory
  • Dr. David Morgan, Chief Executive Officer/Director of the University of South Florida (USF) Health Byrd Alzheimer Institute will present a talk entitled Preventing Alzheimer's by 2025: How will we get there from here?

When: 
Saturday, November 14, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: 
Park Hyatt Toronto

Why:

  • To raise funds for Alzheimer Society of Toronto to support people living with the disease and their caregivers, and Alzheimer's research
  • To raise awareness and advocate for increased research into effective treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's disease

Tickets:

Quick facts:

  • Alzheimer's disease is not a normal and inevitable part of aging
  • As of 2015, 47.5 million people worldwide are living with dementia (Dementia Fact Sheet, World Health Organization)
  • The Alzheimer Society of Canada expects the number of Canadians living with dementia to double to 1.4 million by 2031
  • Experts believe effective treatments, and even a cure, can be found

SOURCE Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CIMTEC)

Image with caption: "Jay Ingram, Canadian science writer and broadcaster to host gala on November 14 in Toronto, and sign his latest book “The End of Memory: A Natural History of Aging and Alzheimer’s”. (CNW Group/Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CIMTEC))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150929_C5251_PHOTO_EN_509164.jpg

For further information: Jamuna Yoganathan, Communications, Canadian Global Initiative Against Alzheimer's Disease, 613-770-0743, coordinator@canadianglobalinitiativeagainstad.org; Darlene Pratt, Director of Marketing Communications, CIMTEC, 519-858-5013 ext. 25324, darlene.pratt@cimtec-canada.ca

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