Raising Funds for Alzheimer's Australia Research
Saturday 23rd October 2010
Tewantin Noosa Golf Club, Cooroy-Noosa Road, Tewantin
6:30pm for 7.00pm
Complimentary Glass of Champagne on arrival
Guest chef from RiverEdge Bistro, Wayne Healy.
Entertainment - 'The Big Easy' band
MC - Bilko from Zinc FM
$65.00 per person
($20.00 of each ticket sold and all proceeds raised on the night will be donated to the charity).
Lots of wonderful Lucky door Prizes
Book by ringing the Golf Club Administration on 5447 1407 ext 5
Tickets on sale from September 1st 2010
Tax receipts will be organised on the night.
Why Molly's Song?
By Libby Day (Molly's Daughter)
This is the name I have created for events raising funds for Alzheimer's Research.
It is to celebrate the role music has played in my mum Molly's life.
It is a vehicle I can use to promote awareness and fundraise for a cure.
Music is an important part of her story. For the girl and then the lady.
Choirs, musicals and dances, Molly sang all the time.
Later when she sang there was just the melody. The melody was note perfect for the whole tune but the words were lost. Now we hardly ever hear her sing and when she does it might only be for 4 or 5 notes.
Molly has Alzheimer's disease.
The once talented, caring and witty lady who would do anything to help others now needs help with everything in her world, except to sleep! She does that well, often and on her own.
The Benefits of Song
Music, the melody, the words, the rhythm is often enjoyed by people suffering from Alzheimer's. It can assist with self expression, relating to others, relaxation and bringing a bit of the past into the present. Songs can help those suffering from Alzheimer's feel better about themselves and the world around them.
Raising Funds for Alzheimer's Research
Alzheimer's Australia Research state that there are currently estimated to be around 250,000 people with Dementia in Australia and that this number is predicted to rise to nearly a million people by 2050. On the Sunshine Coast approximately 5000 people have dementia. (1.5% of the population) It is thought that by 2020 this will increase to 10,000. Currently 60% of those 5000 are looked after at home by their family.
There have been so many advances in science but still no known cause or cure for Alzheimer's disease. No successful way to curb the progress of the disease or even treat the symptoms. It is getting closer but more work is needed, which means more funds are required.
We need to help Alzheimer's Australia Research continue with their valuable work.
Helping them find ways to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure dementia will give hope to thousands of Australians and their families.
We need to do whatever we can so that all the husbands, sons and daughters are able to continue to hear their beautiful Molly sing.
Downloadable pdf: 'Mollys song flyer'
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