Press Release: The Carlisle Palm Beach to Host Inaugural Auto Show for Alzheimer’s Association

CONTACT: Samantha Logue, Alzheimer’s Association, sclogue@alz.org, (904) 326-3113

The Carlisle Palm Beach to host inaugural auto show

Benefiting Alzheimer’s Association

LANTANA, Fla., May 6, 2021 – With Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month coming up in June, The Carlisle Palm Beach, a Senior Lifestyle community, is getting revved up for its inaugural auto show to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

To take place Saturday, May 15, The Carlisle Palm Beach Classic Auto Show will support The Longest Day, an annual fundraising campaign of the Alzheimer’s Association that encourages participants to combat the darkness of Alzheimer’s on or around the day with the most sunlight, the summer solstice.

“The entire team at The Carlisle is excited for our upcoming event as part of the entire Senior Lifestyle Corporation who are also having events across the country to support The Longest Day,” said Richard Tournesy, executive director of The Carlisle Palm Beach.

In addition to a variety of classic cars, the event will feature food, a silent auction, offerings from local sponsors and vendors, and live entertainment that will include an Elvis impersonator. Prizes will be awarded to the winning cars in various categories.

According to Suzanne Bower, sales and marketing manager for The Carlisle Palm Beach, an auto show was the ideal way for the community to raise funds.

“We have had classic auto shows in the past but not on a larger scale,” Bower shared. “Our senior demographic is the perfect fit for such an event, and our area is located off A1A and Ocean Avenue for all the drivers who like to take the scenic route to see the ocean.”

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and more than 11 million family members and friends are providing them with care and support. In Florida alone, more than 580,000 people are currently battling the disease.

“In Florida especially, raising awareness of Alzheimer’s and other dementias is so important,” said Emma Nestler, The Longest Day manager for the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter. “Seniors make up such a significant proportion of our population here, and as the state with the second-highest prevalence of Alzheimer’s in the country, it is vital that we make sure everyone – regardless of age – is aware of how this disease can impact them.”

The inaugural Carlisle Palm Beach Classic Auto Show will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 15 at 450 E. Ocean Ave. in Lantana. The event is open to the public. For car registration and sponsorship opportunities, call (561) 533-9440.

To learn more about The Longest Day, visit www.alz.org/TheLongestDay.

About the Alzheimer’s Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®. For more information, visit alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.

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