Alzheimer Society of North Bay
The Empire hosted their Forget Me Not Fashion Show on October 3rd, 2012 at 2:00 pm. This semi-annual event not only allows you to see the latest fall fashions compliments of Alia-Tanjay and Sears, but also raises much-needed funds for the Alzheimer Society of North Bay.
As residents of The Empire strut their stuff down the runway, attendees were able to view men’s and women’s fashions and enjoy tea, coffee and deserts. The Fashion show was once again a sold-out event, and raised $1,170.00 for the Alzheimer Society. To date, this event has raised a total of $10,000.
All hands are on deck at the Empire to ensure the fashion show goes off without a hitch. Not only do residents of the Empire volunteer their time as models, there is a lot of behind the scenes volunteer work that goes unnoticed. From serving the coffee and tea to helping to dress and undress the models, the residents are working hard for a great cause.
“We just love doing this, and we love supporting such a great cause.” Says Judy Nelson, and 11-year resident who has volunteered for the fashion show since the beginning. “I started out as a model, but when I turned 92years old, I thought I would give some of the other residents an opportunity.” Judy works behind the scenes, dressing and undressing models. “I also bring a mirror and help the models fix their hair and lipstick, I help people shall I say.”
“The Empire has been a huge supporter of the Alzheimer Society of North Bay & District. We would like to take this opportunity to thank The Empire’ residents and staff for their ongoing support and dedication to helping to better our community.” says Linda Brown, Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of North Bay and District. “Money raised from the Fashion Show will help the Alzheimer Society continue to offer programs and services free to the community. The Alzheimer Society is able to reach out and support members of the North Bay community who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and also their caregivers and family through support groups, education sessions and art therapy.”