Sigma Kappa BBQ-Carnival For Alzheimer's Research

UNO Sigma Kappa Sorority Hosts Carnival to Fight Alzheimer’s Omaha, Neb.

Alzheimer’s is no fun and games at Sigma Kappa’s Ultra Violet Carnival Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Zorinsky. The event is part of Sigma Kappa Sorority’s biannual Ultra Violet campaign to raise money for Alzheimer’s Disease research and awareness.

Presale tickets cost $10 and will be available for purchase online on the Facebook page or from any Sigma Kappa member starting Friday, March 31. Tickets will be available at the event for $12. Ticket price includes a main course, side, drink and five carnival game tickets. There will be a silent auction raffle and dessert bake sale along with carnival games at the event. Direct donations are also welcomed. All proceeds of the event will directly benefit the Sigma Kappa Foundation for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

The event host, Vice President of Philanthropic Service, Emily Petry says, “Our goal is to bring awareness to a disease that is so deadly, yet easily forgotten. So many of Sigma Kappa’s members have personal connections to this disease and it means so much to us to help spread awareness and fund research.”

Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and affects over 5 million Americans. The number of people age 65 and older will more than double between 2010 and 2050 to 88.5 million or 20 percent of the population.

The event is open to the public, is family-friendly and parking is free at the event.

To find out more information or to make a donation, visit Sigma Kappa Ultra Violet Carnival 2017 at www.facebook.com/events/1846983252291454 

or Contact Cassidy Conrad at unosigmakappapr@gmail.com for any questions.

###UNO Sigma Kappa Sorority hosts events twice a year as a part of the national Sigma Kappa Ultra Violet Campaign. Sigma Kappa has become one of the nation’s leading private contributors to Alzheimer’s disease prevention, research and treatment efforts. Since 1989, the Sigma Kappa Foundation has granted more than $3 million in research grants including the lead gift of $1 million for the Women's Alzheimer’s Research Initiative in July 2016. The gift funds clinical research focused on women, as well as studies led by female researchers who are working to advance Alzheimer's and dementia science.

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