Students to host benefit event for Alzheimer's research
Please join us on Sunday, March 31st for an event to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease and raise money for research to find a cure. Nine students from our Allied Health, Culinary and Business and Marketing Programs have put the afternoon together which will feature Guest Speaker Leonore Jackson Pope, Co-Director of Primary Care Outreach for Alzheimer’s Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. Appetizers that help build an Alzheimer’s resistant brain will be served and a silent auction and raffles will be featured.
The health students were the catalyst for the project and secured the guest speaker. They will host and speak during the event and are writing a manual for the Music and Memory Program they created for dementia patients last year so it may be implemented in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Business and marketing students have created promotional materials, financial statements, and procedures for the raffles and auction. Culinary Arts students are planning the menu and set-up of the cafeteria.
“I’m impressed that the three groups have really demonstrated an awareness and a passion for the devastation this disease causes,” said Jane Moskevitz, a Whittier SkillsUSA Advisor and Allied Health Instructor.
The planning and execution of this event will be featured as three separate projects in the Career Pathways Showcase category at this year’s SkillsUSA state competition April 25-27— Health Services, Human Services and Business Industry.
The Allied Health students are: Larissa Havey, Allasandra Thompson and Emily Shal. Culinary Arts students are: Katie Costa, Khloe Vega and Sydney Stewart. Business Marketing students are Jozmell Ramos, Emily Silvestre and Frank Carmago.