Given the evolving nature of COVID-19 and based on the guidance from the CDC, local and state health departments serving the National Capital Area, as well as guidance from our venue, we have made the difficult but responsible decision to reschedule our Brain Ball Gala to the Spring of 2021. We were looking forward to continuing our much-loved tradition of gathering in celebration of the Alzheimer’s Association’s important work, but the health and well-being of our guests and the surrounding community is our top priority.

We want to thank our 2020 Brain Ball Gala Co-Chairs, Peter Larkin, Jim Menard, and David Schless, for their tireless efforts preparing for a memorable evening, as well as our incredible honorees, Jordan Smyth, Connie Tipton, and Rose and Bob Cohen. We are deeply indebted to our co-chairs for their months of work and dedication to the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter. 

On behalf of our co-chairs and our staff, we want to again thank all of those who have already contributed or made a commitment to support this year’s event. We will honor your very generous donations at our gala in 2021. Your investment in our mission means more now than ever. 

It is our hope that if you were planning to support or attend this year’s gala, you will consider making the same fully tax-deductible donation to help us to stay strong during these unprecedented circumstances. We know that so many of you have made the gala an event you support and enjoy each year. We sincerely appreciate your donation, which will ensure that we can continue to advance our mission as we lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

We hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy during this time. We truly appreciate your contributions and your relentless dedication to our cause. We look forward to the opportunity to gather as a community soon to advance our mission and realize our vision of a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

For sponsorship inquiries or questions about the Brain Ball Gala, Please contact Hilary Murray at 434.249.8500 or himurray@alz.org


The Brain Ball Team  


Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area 

8180 Greensboro Dr. Suite 400, McLean, VA, 22102

 Tel 703-359-4440  E-mail: ncabrainball@alz.org

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