It couldn’t have been a more perfect evening for a summer garden party and Glenmoor Country Club’s entire main level was all dressed up in purple and white for an intimate and touching fundraiser that even included tiny tissues on the dinner tables for tears after the video. Jim Kennedy’s wife, Diana was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease three years ago and he master planned a multi-faceted private event that drew hundreds along with co-hosts Jill and Jim Lorentz. (The concept began in their backyard as Jill has eight family members diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.) During a lovely cocktail hour on the terrace, heavy hors d’oeuvres were passed while the talented Lorentz couple entertained. In addition, a simulator-type “Dream Tour” was offered with headphones and gloves for those wishing to gain some insight as to what an Alzheimer’s patient might experience. On hand was CU Chancellor at the Anschutz Medical Campus, Don Elliman and prominent researcher Huntington Potter, PhD and several doctors representing the Anschutz Medical Campus. After dinner, there was live music and dancing on the west side of the club. Over $100,000 was raised for the University of Colorado Alzheimer’s Research Center at the Anschutz Campus.
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