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Bob Dole to Speak

Contact: Polly Marquette

Photo of Honorable Robert J. Dole
Honorable Robert J. Dole

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Since its establishment in 1979, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has become internationally recognized for its pioneering academic, research and service programs in Alzheimer’s disease and other medical conditions that impact our aging population. Sanders-Brown is one of ten original Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers established by the National Institutes of Health.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2003) -- Guests at the annual University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation dinner will have the opportunity to hear from the Honorable Robert J. Dole in his role as keynote speaker for the event co-sponsored by Fifth Third Bank and Ball Homes. The dinner will take place at Lexington Marriott’s Griffin Gate Resort at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Dole follows a nationally recognizable list of speakers at past events including former First Lady Barbara Bush, Secretary of State Colin Powell, actresses Patricia Neal and Lauren Bacall, former senator and astronaut John Glenn, and television personalities Hugh Downs, Willard Scott and Andy Rooney. The dinner plays a key role in helping to heighten awareness of issues related to Alzheimer’s disease and aging.

Dinner speakers such as Dole help motivate attendees and others to remain active and vital participants in their families, communities and professions as they grow older. William R. Markesbery, M.D., director of the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, points out that, “Dole’s personal experience with prostate cancer and related aging issues make him a particularly appropriate speaker as we seek to increase awareness of the diseases that can be so disruptive to the lives of older persons.”

Since its establishment in 1979, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has become internationally recognized for its pioneering academic, research and service programs in Alzheimer’s disease and other medical conditions that impact our aging population. Sanders-Brown is one of ten original Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers established by the National Institutes of Health.

It is also a Commonwealth of Kentucky Center of Excellence and a University Center of Excellence in Stroke. It has one of only 30 geriatric education centers in the United States and more than 200 faculty and staff working to solve the many issues facing senior adults today.

There are a limited number of seats still available. For more information, contact Medical Center Development at (859) 257-5326.


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