Alzheimer’s Association 6th Annual Family Portrait Luncheon

Alzheimer’s Association 6th Annual Family Portrait Luncheon

WHEN: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
RSVP due date is February 23rd

Doors open at 11 a.m. for registration and seating;
luncheon and program begin at 11:30 a.m.

Honoring family members and friends who have been affected by Alzheimer’s.
Supporting dementia education programs and awareness in Southeast Texas.
Funding research to end Alzheimer’s disease.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 
MCM Eleganté Hotel Grand Ballroom 
2355 Interstate 10 South, Beaumont, TX 77705
Registration and seating will begin at 11:00 a.m.
Luncheon and program will begin at 11:30 a.m.

You are invited to bring a table-top, framed picture of a family member or friend to display at the Family Portrait Luncheon as a way of honoring and remembering loved ones who have been affected by Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Paper and pens will be provided to identify family members or friends, if desired.

Family Portrait Luncheon Silent Auction
We are excited to announce that we will have a small silent auction with wonderful items from several of your favorite local vendors.

Mark Shriver

Guest Speaker: Mark Shriver

Mark K. Shriver, President of the Save the Children Action Network and Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs at Save the Children is the author of the New York Times and Washington Post bestselling memoir, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver.  The book chronicles the true successes of Sargent Shriver’s life, as well as his struggles with Alzheimer’s disease towards the end of his life.

Shriver has said the term “caregiver” does not encompass, for him, what was really involved in his struggle to deal with the gradual disappearance of his father through the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s. “When dealing with a parent suffering from Alzheimer’s, you have to adjust not just to become a caregiver but also a ‘lovegiver,’” Shriver said.

Honorary Chairs:
The Family of Brooke Burgher Gibbs

Honorary Chairs: The Family of Brooke Burgher Gibbs

After losing her beloved grandmother to Alzheimer’s disease, Brooke became very involved with the Alzheimer’s Association dedicating time to raise awareness and funds through her Walk to End Alzheimer’s® team, Grand Stands for a Cure.

In June 2017, Brooke tragically passed away at the age of 29. Her family asked for memorial donations to support her 2017 Walk team, raising $135,000, making Brooke the number three Walker in the nation. Her legacy serves as an inspiration for younger generations to join the fight against Alzheimer’s.


Luncheon Co-Chairs

Elizabeth Conn Waddill & Ashley Tortorice Messina

Your Support

Your donations matter in making the vision of a world without Alzheimer’s a reality. With your support, the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Texas Regional Office, located in Beaumont, is able to provide services throughout the community to individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their families. The Association is also funding research to end this dreaded disease. Most importantly, we are able to be here for you and your family when help is needed 24/7 by calling the Association’s Helpline: 800-272-3900.


For more information or if you have any questions, please contact:
Lindsey Ramey, Alzheimer’s Association: Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter,
Southeast Texas Alzheimer’s Association Outreach Coordinator,
at 409-833-1613, or