Russell to Entertain at UK Dinner

Contact: Amanda W. Nelson

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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. (Sept. 15, 2004) -- In this presidential election year, guests at the annual University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation dinner will be entertained by Mark Russell, well-known political satirist. The dinner, co-sponsored by Fifth Third Bank and Ball Homes, will take place at Lexington Marriott’s Griffin Gate Resort at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Russell will present the laughter and song of politics, performing standup comedy while accompanying himself on the piano.

Russell follows a nationally recognizable list of speakers at past events including former First Lady Barbara Bush, Secretary of State Colin Powell, the Honorable Robert J. Dole, 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 Russell help motivate attendees and others to remain active and vital participants in their families, communities and professions as they grow older.

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 also is 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 the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation at (859) 257-5326.


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