Celebrate Summer Memories was held Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Wequassett Resort and Golf Club
2016 Auction Chair, Richard Morgano and Greg O'Brien, author, On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s
Honorary Chair, Mark Novota
Six years ago, Managing Partner Mark Novota and Event Chair Richard Morgano embarked on a shared goal to host a fundraiser to support the needs of people who are effected by Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. The Celebrate Summer Memories Auction is the culmination of their quest to help raise money to support patients and families experiencing Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
This year’s auction event was extra special because of special guest, Greg O’Brien. Greg is a writer, editor, investigative reporter and publisher with more than 40 years of newspaper and magazine experience and he has Alzheimer’s disease. Greg was diagnosed several years ago with Early Onset Alzheimer’s after a horrific head injury “unmasked” a disease in the making. Working off a cognitive reserve and journalistic grit, Greg wrote On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s, offering a first-person perspective on how to fight this demon of a disease.
Greg is doing more than most could to bring awareness to this disease. His story is inspiring.
This evening of magnificent fun hosted a silent and live auction, a gourmet menu, live music, spectacular summer views and like-minded friends — passionate, dedicated and determined to help make a significant difference with this cause.
Click above to view a video about Greg O'Brien that was presented at the 2016 Celebrate Summer Memories auction event.
Did you know? Every sixty-nine seconds another American develops Alzheimer’s disease, and it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States (According to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders State Plan).
Because of the significant community support offered by dedicated individuals and businesses, the clients of Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services is able to provide an array of programs and services to meet the needs of the community we serve, including:
Your participation helped provide more of these essential services to our community.
For more information, call (508) 957-0254 or email Giving@HopeHealthCo.org.
Sponsorships and gift donations
Want to sponsor or provide an auction item?
Call (508) 957-0254 or purchase a sponsorship online.
Thank you to the generous businesses and donors who contributed!
Wequassett Resort & Golf Club
Independence Park, Inc.
Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
Broadreach at Liberty Commons
Cape Cod Healthcare, Inc.
Coastal Engineering Company
Harbor Point at Centerville
John C. Dorn Law Offices
Maplewood Senior Living
Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston
Plimoth Investment Advisors
Rick Roy Construction, LLC
RPM Carpets & Floor Coverings
South Shore BMW
The Colonnade Hotel