On Wednesday, November 14, 2012 the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation will hold its Twenty-sixth Annual Dinner. We are pleased to welcome Captain Chesley B. (Sully) Sullenberger as our honored guest and keynote speaker.
Captain Sully is best known for his heroic actions in piloting a US Airways jetliner to a safe emergency landing on the icy Hudson River. A focused, unflappable and deliberate leader, Sully's sound decision-making ability and strong personal commitment to improving an industry have helped him to emerge as a model by which others measure success.
All proceeds from the dinner will fund internationally recognized, ongoing research at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, where researchers are engaged in the battle against Alzheimer's disease and other age-related illnesses. In addition to research, funds are used to help with education, outreach and clinical programs throughout the center.
Over 525 guests joined us on October 13, 2011 as we celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation Annual Dinner. It was an evening of education, celebration, and excitement. Guest speaker, Mrs. Kate Chenery Tweedy told the remarkable story of how her mother Penny Chenery claimed the title “First Lady of Racing.” Mrs. Tweedy recalled the last few years of her grandfather’s life and his struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to Mrs. Tweedy, we were honored to welcome the reigning Miss Kentucky Ann Blair Thornton. As Miss Kentucky, Ann Blair has made it her mission to educate and create awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and its effects on the Commonwealth and its citizens.
The Center is fortunate to have such loyal supporters year after year for this wonderful evening. If you are interested in attending the dinner in 2012, or would like to learn more about the Center on Aging and its mission, please contact the foundation office at 859-323-5374.
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On September 7, 2010 at the Marriott Griffin Gate, the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Foundation hosted their annual dinner for the 24th time. That year, close to 600 people filled the room to hear the keynote speaker Mr. Jim Host and to raise money for research and additional needs of the center and the fight against cognitive diseases. Mr. Host is the founding chairman of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and the founder, former chairman and CEO of Host Communications. Mr. Host spoke about his love for the Commonwealth as well as the excitement of the upcoming 2010 World Equestrian Games. However, the room was all ears as Mr. Host spoke of his personal connection with Alzheimer’s disease. He was very open and honest about his Mothers’ ongoing battle with Alzheimer’s and the effects it has on the lives of the family members.
Click here to view photos from the 2010 Foundation Dinner.