Crashers to headline Alzheimer’s benefit

BY DAVID A. MANN

The Louisville Crashers will headline the Mudd Sister’s Annual Steamboat Race Benefit, which seeks to raise money for Alzheimer’s research, on Wednesday in Jeffersonville.

The Mudd sisters — Debbie Tuggle, Leslie Mudd, Ann Mudd and Janet Sweet — last year raised $21,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter. They’re hoping for similar success at this year’s event, which is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday at KingFish Restaurant, 601 W. Riverside Drive.

The age 21 and older party goes until about 11 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance; $40 at the door; or groups of five or more can get a discounted ticket at $30. There’s a cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

It’s the first time the Crashers have headlined the benefit, which Tuggle said has increased interest in the party. It’s the seventh year for the event.

“It keeps getting bigger. KingFish has been incredibly accommodating. On a beautiful day, you just can’t beat it,” she said.

Those interested in attending need to make a reservation by emailing devin.roos@alz.org or calling 502-451-4266.

MAKING IT COUNT

As rewarding as the fundraiser is each year, Tuggle notes there’s still no cure for Alzheimer’s. According to the association, an estimated 5.4 million people are living with the disease in the United States, including at least 800,000 who live alone.

Unless something is done to change the trajectory of the disease, as many as 16 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s by 2050. The cost of caring for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is estimated to total $200 billion in 2012 and is projected to increase to $1.1 trillion per year [in today’s dollars] by mid-century, according to the association.

 

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