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Laughs to Remember image of microphone with purple ribbonTammy Smith, a founder of Laughs to Remember, describes the annual comedy fun/fundraiser in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. Here is Tammy’s story on how and why she started the fun/fundraiser.

“Having worked with families in the senior space for many years and with many families who struggle daily with Alzheimer’s Disease grew my passion for the population that I love and I respect. The passion speared my desire to take my service to the next level, to be active in the fight for them, to End Alzheimer’s.

Last year I was compelled to pull the trigger on a three year idea that was burning and churning inside my head — The idea of a night of entertainment that would give joy and the healing power of laughter while raising awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter.  The goal was an evening of exceptional value to the cause and the guests.

This dream came to life when I sat down with two of the most driven and passionate women I know, Bev Anderson and Tracy Hoover. Eight months later we held our first event. The success and support was overwhelming. We could not stop there.

We are just weeks away from the 2nd annual Laughs to Remember Event, which takes place on Saturday evening, November 5 at Concord Place, 401 W. Lake St. Northlake, IL.  As Tammy reminds us, the more we educate, the more we care; the more we give is what will make the difference. Help make the difference!   Have fun. Do good. End Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter serves the more than a half million Illinois residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease throughout 68 counties in the state, including 210,000 people who are living with the disease. The chapter’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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