Joey McIntyre: Raising Awareness To Alzheimer's Disease With 'Night At Sardi's'

Joey McIntyre was with us…and we're going to tell you how you can win a date with him to the annual "Night At Sardi's" fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association.

23rd Annual "A Night at Sardi's", to benefit the Alzheimer's Association March 18, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton, is an annual gala and musical revue featuring celebrities from television, stage and screen.

The 23rd annual event is themed "Broadway's Best," featuring legendary tunes from Broadway's most beloved musicals including Wicked, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, DreamGirls, and Hello Dolly! and more.

New Kids on the Block member Joey McIntyre will receive the Caregiver of the Year Award for opening up about his personal experience with the disease by sharing his mother's battle and contributing his time and talent to the evening's show and the cause.

Laurie Burrows Grad and Peter Grad have co-chaired this annual event for 23 years in honor of Laurie's father, the late Tony and Pulitzer-winning playwright and director, Abe Burrows. As a result of their leadership and passion, the event has contributed more than $25 million in support of the Alzheimer's Association critical Alzheimer's care, support and research programs.

ABOUT ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause in the top 10 in without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and by 2050, up to 16 million will have the disease. Nearly two-thirds of those with Alzheimer's disease – 3.2 million – are women. In 2013, 15.5 million family and friends provided 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care to those with Alzheimer's and other dementias – care valued at $220.2 billion. Due to the physical and emotional toll of caregiving, Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers had $9.3 billion in additional health care costs of their own in 2013. The Alzheimer's Association is the center for help and hope. For information about Alzheimer's disease and what you can do, visit alz.org. About the Alzheimer's Association.

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit alz.org.

Joey has launched a fundraising campaign via CrowdRise for a chance to be his date to Sardi's, win backstage passes to a NKOTB concert or have a five-minute phone conversation with him. The campaign has already raised more than $40,000 and runs through March 11th. For more info: crowdrise.com/sardis

For more information, check out 'A Night At Sardi's' official website: http://www.alz.org/sardis/ , www.beverlyhilton.com


Follow Joey McIntyre on Twitter: @joeymcintyre , @alzassociation#endalz, #sardis


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