Peter and Amy Hernandez presented a $10,000 check to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter June 27 at the La Roca Dance Studio in Osage Beach.
Peter and Amy Hernandez presented a $10,000 check to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter June 27 at the La Roca Dance Studio in Osage Beach. The money was collected through sponsorships and ticket sales from the Forget Me Not Ball, a black-tie event which included a gourmet dinner at Tan-Tar-A Resort and featured a dance showcase by Missouri Professionals and former members of the Dancing With The Stars dance troop, Kiki Nyemchek and Magda Fialek.
“We’ve always wanted to promote dancing for better health and happiness,” said Amy Hernandez, dancer and owner of La Roca Dance Studio. “We thought it made perfect sense to host a fundraiser that combines our love of dancing with our passion to end Alzheimer’s disease.”
As an added bonus to this year’s event, Peter and Amy hosted a casual dance social with buffet and a Saturday breakfast followed by three dance workshops.
“The Forget Me Not Ball is such an elegant event and we are so grateful that Peter and Amy host this annual event to help create awareness of Alzheimer’s disease,” said Linda Newkirk, executive director, Greater Missouri Chapter. “We appreciate their generosity, hard work and dedication. We also want to thank the sponsors and guests who made the event a big success.”
Sponsors included Benne Media: Business Journal, Classic Hits Cool 102.7, KS95, and Mix 92.7; Lake Media: Lake Lifestyles Magazine, The Lake Sun Newspaper, Vacation News; L O Profile Magazine; Mills & Sons Insurance; US Resort Management; Sugar and Spice Bakery and Catering; Tan-Tar-A Resort; Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks; Walgreens; Jim & Maureen Green; Dennis & Agena Robinson; Jim & Rue Fleming. Also, donations by Janine’s Flowers, Dierbergs, and Duncan II Jewelry.
"The 2014 Forget Me Not Ball was fantastic! Our special guests, Kiki Nyemchek and Magda Fialek took our guests breath away. We would like to send a special thank you to Stew Krause and Janice Coley for their efforts in planning the Forget Me Not Ball,” the Hernandez’s said. “Thank you to Tan-Tar-A for your expertise in making the event so amazing. And to all of the other sponsors who donated items, purchased tickets, or sponsored the event, we could not make this happen without our generous community support. Please watch for an announcement for the date of next year's event. You won't want to miss it!"
The Alzheimer's Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Our 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.
For more information, call (800)272-3900 or visit alz.org/greatermissouri.