A nonprofit is inviting the community—and their pets—to “bark to end Alzheimer’s.”
Instead of its annual country club luncheon, the Boca Raton Brain Bowl, which raises awareness of neurocognitive diseases and disorders, will host an outdoor shopping experience themed Bark & Browse. The theme, Brain Bowl Events, Inc. president and founder Pamela Higer-Polani, an attorney, shines a spotlight on “pets who provide much-needed emotional support to families coping with the stress of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, dementia and other related neurocognitive disorders.”
At Brain Bowl’s seventh annual event, visitors will meet local vendors, which will be spaced apart for social distancing. Attendees can also have photos taken with their pet by a professional photographer and enter a social media contest for “favorite emotional-support pet.” Event proceeds will benefit Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s for Boca Raton.
“We are grateful to Brain Bowl Events, Inc. for their continued support over the years,” said Stefanie Mardar, director of the Boca Raton Walk to End Alzheimer’s. “With their help, we’ve been able continue providing care and support resources to the community while supporting critical research efforts. We are so happy that they have found a safe and meaningful way to once again bring the community together to raise funds and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.”
Tickets are $20 per person. The event takes place Feb. 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park. Click here to register.