Boca Raton Brain Bowl fights Alzheimer’s

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.

You May Also Like

Paws Enchanted Masquerade Ball to Benefit the Humane Society of Broward County

The annual PAWS Gala benefiting the Humane Society of Broward County occurs at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale. This year’s theme is the “Enchanted Masquerade Ball,” presented by Spirit Airlines. Chairwomen Alyse Lemstrom and Sheryl Maher and their committee have organized the event with proceeds

Dan Marino Foundation Celebrates Autism Acceptance and Awareness Month

The Dan Marino Foundation in Fort Lauderdale will celebrate the autism community with various initiatives and events during Autism Acceptance & Awareness Month throughout April. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to improving the lives of children, teens, and adults with autism. When Dan and Claire Marino created the nonprofit in 1992, the prevalence of autism

Visit Lauderdale Celebrates Broward’s Cultural Diversity

Did you know Broward County is home to a rich, vibrant tapestry of cultures, with people from more than 170 countries speaking 147 languages living here? This dynamic array of diversity is not only prevalent in every corridor of the county — it’s proudly celebrated in the attractions, festivals, and food the destination offers. And

Jack & Jill Center to Host Team Pouncey Bowl for Change Fundraiser

Jack & Jill Center’s Young Professionals Network will host its annual charity bowling tournament from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, at Manor Lanes in Fort Lauderdale. The Team Pouncey Bowl for Change community event will feature a day of bowling, a live DJ, arcade games, a raffle, a full bar and

Other Posts

Gutenburg Burger Opens at Time Out Market Miami

Gutenburg Burger, a German-American burger concept, recently debuted at Time Out Market Miami, home to chef-inspired events, arts and culture, and live entertainment. Chef Jorge Kauam launched the eatery to honor Germany’s history of high-quality beef and highlight the hamburger’s proclaimed roots in his new menu.  “Our buns are a mix of a brioche and potato

Gulfstream Park Village’s Free Cone Day Returns Next Month

Gulfstream Park Village’s popular Free Cone Day will return on Wednesday, May 17 at Häagen-Dazs. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy one free mini cone or cup with the ice cream flavor of their choice. Additionally, Gulfstream Park Village Center will transform into a family-friendly village carnival with free entertainment

NAMI Broward to Hold Annual Artful Minds Event in Dania Beach

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Broward County will host the Second Annual “Artful Minds” event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at MAD Arts in Dania Beach, 481 South Federal Highway. The art exhibit showcases the relationship between art and mental health through artwork in various mediums created by artists

MAPP 2023 Conference in Miami to Empower Women in Hospitality and Culinary Industries

The second annual MAPP Impact Conference will return to Miami on May 1 to host a series of panels, speakers and events featuring top chefs and restaurateurs nationwide. MAPP (Mentorship, Advocacy, Purpose and the Power of women) is a nonprofit organization aiming to empower women in the culinary and hospitality industry.  The day begins with a