Alzheimer’s Association will host awareness dinner

Staff report


The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter will host its annual “Paint the Night Purple” benefit dinner and auction April 19 at The Lake Club, 1140 Paulin Road. Presented by sponsors Stadium GM and Phantom Fireworks, the event will begin at 5:30 with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.

Cocktails and dinner will be provided, and entertainment will be presented by the John Reese Project. Mobile bidding also will take place.

Bruce Zoldan, president and CEO of Phantom Fireworks and honorary event chairman, noted that he “saw firsthand the changes my father endured before his passing and how it affected caregivers and loved ones. This is a mission I am deeply concerned about. This disease is devastating.”

According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2018 “Alheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” report, more than 220,000 Ohioans are living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.

Dinner tickets are available for $100 each at, or by calling Helen Paes at 234-414-0037 or email her at Purple cocktail attire, the Alzheimer’s Association mission color, is requested.

Auction items will include a Buhl mansion guesthouse and spa package for two, autographed Pittsburgh Steeler Antonio Brown jersey, as well as a “Fight Night” dinner experience with Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, including exclusive pay-per-view boxing match watch party, and Boom Boom memorabilia. Guests also will have the opportunity to win a diamond pendant from Komara Jewelers.

For information on local programs and services for families impacted by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, call 800-272-3900 or visit

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