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Greenwich Women Help Plan Celebrating Hope Benefit To Fight Alzheimer’s

Celebrating Hope 2016 co-chairmen Ginge Cabrera of Greenwich; Cristin Marandino of Stamford; and Nancy Ozizmir of Riverside.
Celebrating Hope 2016 co-chairmen Ginge Cabrera of Greenwich; Cristin Marandino of Stamford; and Nancy Ozizmir of Riverside. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The fourth annual benefit to Celebrate Hope and help the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter will take place on Friday, April 29, at L'Escale at the Delamar Hotel in Greenwich.

It will be held from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

The benefit is in honor of the 73,000 Connecticut residents who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and their 177,000 caregivers.Guests are encouraged to wear the Alzheimer’s signature color of purple to the event and to bid on items such as vacation getaways, luxury accessories, and much more to raise funds for the group.

Celebrating Hope began with six women – sisters Kendra Farn Finz of Greenwich and Alison Farn Leigh of Greenwich; Lynn Hagerbrant of Greenwich; Lisa Rae Koorbusch of Darien; Cristin Marandino of Stamford; and Sharon Parker of Greenwich.

As caregivers, each has confronted the obstacles and anguish associated with managing Alzheimer’s disease. In 2013, these women joined together with the hope that they could make a difference. With the support of the Connecticut Chapter, Celebrating Hope was founded.

Since its inception, Celebrating Hope has raised more than $500,000 at three sold-out events. Now in its fourth year, the Celebrating Hope 2016 event committee counts more than 55 members from towns throughout Fairfield County.

Greenwich resident Nancy Ozizmir joins Ginge Cabrera of Greenwich and Cristin Marandino of Stamford as event co-chairmen this year. Additional members of the core event committee include Silent Auction co-chairmen Lisa Anderson of Darien and Jeffrey Ruden of Westport; Marketing chairman Sharon Parker of Greenwich; and board chair Lynn Hagerbrant of Greenwich.

Tickets are $250 each and are available online , via email at or via phone at 860-828-2828. The event will feature dinner, dancing, an extensive live and silent auction, raffle prizes and a powerful speaker.

The Delamar Hotel is located at 500 Steamboat Road, Greenwich.

The group's mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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