Thursday, June 8, 2017

Caring Causes: The Longest Day (Alzheimer's)

This Father’s Day will be particularly noteworthy for Stephen Marks’ 92-year-old father Gary.
The World War II veteran will sing for the first time in public a song he co-wrote with his son dedicated to his beloved wife suffering from Alzheimer’s. 
Several times from 4 to 7 pm Sunday, June 18, Gary will sing the song “Borrowed Time” to his wife at Yaacov Heller’s Gallery at Royal Palm Place in East Boca and one of his wife’s paintings will be auctioned off to support research into finding a cure for Alzheimer’s.
These touching moments will happen at a Longest Day charity event benefiting Alzheimer’s Lives Matter, a 501c3 Foundation Stephen started to support finding a cure for the disease.  The nonprofit foundation shares tax-deductible funds it raises with the Alzheimer’s Association.
Marks’ father Gary, a former recording artist, sings “Borrowed Time” as a tender tribute to his wife of 64 years now slowly drifting away from him due to Alzheimer’s, a disease that affects millions of men and women in Florida, nationwide and worldwide.
The tune is about a man wishing he could borrow more time to spend with his wife before one of them passes. The song will be sold as a single on iTunes and Google Play, and seen as a music video on YouTube.  All proceeds will go to Alzheimer’s Lives Matter, a charitable foundation that funds Alzheimer’s research at teaching hospitals across the country.
“Those attending The Longest Day event will be showing their love and support for all those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease,” said Stephen Marks. “Please join us to show your support! Together, we will raise funds and awareness for the care, support and research efforts of both Alzheimer’s Lives Matter and its fundraising partner, the Alzheimer’s Association.”

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