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Health Happenings—Memories in the Making Exhibition Features Works By Alzheimer’s Patients, And More…

Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 – 8:57 PM

Memories In The Making Exhibition Features Artwork By Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles will host its fourth annual art4ALZ Memories in the Making (MiM) exhibition and auction, from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, June 2 at SPF:architects, 8609 Washington Blvd., Culver City. The fine arts program offers creative and non-verbal communication through art, and enhances connections with families, professional caregivers and others.

The gallery exhibition and auction showcases artwork created at contracted MiM sites. The event gives families the opportunity t enjoy the art and raises funds for relevant programs and services. “This artful experience not only stimulates client’s brains, but also preserves distant memories and opens communication about self-perceptions and the world.” says Ayesha Dixon, Memories in the Making Manager.

“Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles is dedicated to meeting the needs of men and women affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias,” says Dixon. “While social isolation may be common for those living with the disease, the MiM program provides a sense of self-expression and provides a unique approach to sensory-based communication.”

Memories in the Making is sponsored by Susan Disney Lord, Abigail Disney, Tim Disney and Roy P. Disney in memory of their artist mother, Patricia Disney.

The one-day exhibition is free, but reservations are encouraged by contacting Dawn Davis, 323-930-6280, ddavis@alzgla.org.

For more information visit www.alzgla.org/events.

Chrysalis Butterfly Ball Raises Funds To Help Homeless Overcome Barriers To Employment

As public officials and residents across L.A. focus on identifying and implementing strategies to address homelessness, the 15th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball will raise funds and awareness for a proven solution that helps homeless and low-income individuals overcome barriers to employment. Celebrity attendees have already begun to confirm their attendance at the event, which will be held at a private estate in Mandeville Canyon on Saturday, June 11.

Each year, the Butterfly Ball honors men and women in the film, TV and music industries for their creative excellence and philanthropic endeavors.

This year’s honorees receiving the Spirit of Chrysalis Award include: Queen Latifah (actress, musician, producer, and philanthropist), Brian Robbins (founder/CEO of AwesomenessTV) and Hank Steinberg (creator/executive producer of The Last Ship and Without a Trace).

Chrysalis client Kellie Williams will be honored with the evening’s John Dillon Award.

Other guests include Lindsay Price (Eastwick), Balthazar Getty (Brothers & Sisters), Rosetta Getty (fashion designer), Sasha Alexander (Rizzoli & Isles), Vanna White (Wheel of Fortune), Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster), Jason Goldberg (producer), and Kelly Sawyer Patricof (model).

This year, more than 650 guests will gather for an evening benefitting Chrysalis’ effort to help individuals out of poverty and homelessness by providing the tools necessary to gain employment.

“Homelessness is a complicated problem, but there are solutions—and one of those solutions is a job,” said Chrysalis president/CEO Mark Loranger. “At Chrysalis we are inspired by our clients, who work every day to reclaim their lives and get on the path to self-sufficiency. We are thrilled that Butterfly Ball gives us an opportunity to publicly celebrate their achievements and also recognize our award recipients for their inspirational support of our efforts.”

At 6 p.m., the evening begins with a red carpet and outdoor cocktail reception, followed by a sit-down dinner and awards ceremony emceed by Fred Savage (star of FOX’s The Grinder).

Past Butterfly Ball honorees, participants and performers include Jeff Skoll (founder) and Jim Berk (former CEO) of Participant Media, Jay Sures (managing director) of United Talent Agency, Seth MacFarlane, Olivia Wilde, Jennifer Hudson, Max Greenfield, Robin Thicke, Mila Kunis, Russell Simmons, Salma Hayek, Mary J. Blige, Kristen Bell, Gavin Rossdale, and LL Cool J.

Event co-chairs include Rebecca Gayheart-Dane, Rick Hess, Donna Langley, Josh Lieberman, Katherine Pope and Richard Weitz.

For more information, call 310-401-9393, e-mail Lori.Simpson@Changelives.org or visit www.changelives.org/butterfly.

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