The 19th Annual “A Day to Remember” fundraiser to support the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center and its’ Family Caregiver Support Program will be held Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Capt’n. Bill’s Backyard Grill, 4240 Market Street, Wilmington. The event is held in memory and honor of Mr. William H. Musser, father of Capt’n. Bill’s owner John Musser, who lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease in 2003.
The four-person co-ed volleyball tournament is held annually to raise funds for Alzheimer’s patients and families. Per the wishes of the Musser Family, the funds raised will benefit various family support programs at the Senior Center for Alzheimer’s family caregivers, including caregiver training, education, support, adult day care and emergency respite care. In New Hanover County, many Alzheimer’s patients are being cared for in their own or a family members home, with little outside care, due to financial constraint.
In North Carolina, there are well over 180,000 patients in moderate and severe stages of Alzheimer’s disease today. These patients live both at home and in local care facilities. The total healthcare costs in the U.S. for the treatment of ALZ in 2020 is estimated at $305 billion. It is estimated that 1 in 3 seniors over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s or other related dementias.
Pre-registration is $100 for a 4-person, co-ed team and $125 on the day of event. Sponsorships are welcome. Along with the all-day volleyball tournament, there will be kids activities and a fundraising raffle with $$$’s in prizes and an AFTER-TOURNAMENT FOAM PARTY, sponsored by Lareau Alzheimer’s Training.