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You are invited to join us for an evening to remember, presented by UCI MIND. Contributions from community benefactors at this event will accelerate research today for cures tomorrow.

For more than 30 years, UCI MIND has been at the forefront of Alzheimer’s disease research. We are Orange County’s only Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and tonight we celebrate those individuals making lasting impacts in the field of Alzheimer research.

Funds raised will go towards innovative research at UCI MIND groundbreaking research studies with potential for broad impact across the world.


Researching ways to make memories last a lifetime

Few illnesses disrupt quality of life as much as dementia. With 10,000 Baby Boomers reaching age 65 every day, the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease – the most common cause of dementia – is expected to double over the next 20 years. Today there are estimated to be 5.8 million people in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s disease and by 2050 the number may triple to 16 million. In Orange County alone there are 85,000 people living with this disease, and counting.

The mission of the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) is to advance the treatment, prevention, diagnosis and care for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, such as frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia and Huntington’s disease through scientific innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and community education.

Research today. Hope tomorrow.

For more than 30 years,

UCI MIND has been at the forefront of Alzheimer’s disease research. It is home to one of 32 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (ADRC) funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the only one in Orange County, and one of 10 California Alzheimer’s Disease Centers funded by the California Department of Public Health. (University of California, Irvine photo)



Virginia Naeve, Committee Chair

Community Volunteer

Roger Lisabeth

Community Volunteer

Shirley Cameron

Community Volunteer

Becky Lomaka

O’Connor Mortuary

Diane Mondini

Caring Companions At Home

Marla Noel

OC Growth Advisors

Linda Scheck

Community Volunteer


Balboa Bay Resort
1221 West Coast Hwy,
Newport Beach, CA, 92663


Saturday, December 7, 2024

6:00 PM | Reception, Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
7:00 PM | Dinner and Program


Black Tie

Invitation Only