April 13, 2012
More than 500 guests stepped back in time to the 1960s at the Time of Your Life fundraiser, held at the Center Club in Costa Mesa on March 10, 2012. The benefit, in support of Alzheimer’s research at UCI MIND, was led by Jacqueline DuPont, Ph.D., Irvine Cottages, and her husband, Marc Carlson, and fellow co-chair, Linda Young. The threesome had volunteered for two previous successful UCI MIND fundraisers. They gathered their team of loyal volunteers to serve on this year’s committee to produce a truly unique event. You had to be there!
With the generous support and underwriting of sponsors, Linda Young’s EliteOC Productions showcased the creativity of her vendors in transforming all the rooms of the Center Club from their traditional look to memorable scenes from the past. Guests danced to music from the 1960s and enjoyed food, wine and cocktails reminiscent of the era while experiencing the decade again via six thematically decorated rooms – TV Land, Supper Club, Motown, the British Invasion, Futurama, and Surf’s Up.
The 1960s was a time when many of the Baby Boomers, who are turning 65 today, were in their teens and early twenties. In 2012, they are entering the age of steadily increasing risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. As Bill Edwards, caregiver, shared with the guests that night, his wife, Nancy, who, at 63, is in the late stages of the disease, “would be happy to know that people are supporting funding for research to put an end to this disease.”
Netting over $100,000, the event raised much-needed funding to advance UCI MIND’s mission of researching ways to make memories last a lifetime.
About UCI MIND
UC Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (MIND) seeks to conduct research that enhances quality of life by identifying factors and lifestyle approaches that promote successful brain aging. For more information on the Institute or this event, please visit the Donate page of this website or call Linda Scheck, Director of Development and Donor Stewardship, at 949-824-3251 or firstname.lastname@example.org