Monday, June 11, 2012

Press Release: Country Music Legend Glen Campbell Performs at Murat in Support of Alzheimer's Association

For Immediate Release
Contact: Joanna Rosenthal
Communications DirectorAlzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter 

Indianapolis, June 10, 2012---- On Sunday night, volunteers and staff from the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter attended Glen Campbell's concert at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre.  Despite his diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, Campbell decided to hit the road for the "Goodbye Tour."  Campbell's band includes his sons, Cal and Shannon, and daughters, Ashley and Debby Campbell-Cloyd.  Ashley Campbell, 25, asked the crowd to support the Alzheimer's Association before her father took the stage. 

Campbell joked during his upbeat performance, generating laughter, clapping and cheers from his supportive fans.

Before and after the concert, Association volunteers and staffers distributed information and collected donations.

Director of Public Policy and Advocacy Michael Sullivan said Glen Campbell's decision to go public with his diagnosis is raising critical awareness about Alzheimer's disease.

"It takes a lot of courage to continue your career while knowing you have Alzheimer's disease.  Coach Pat Summitt and singer Glen Campbell are two more recent famous Americans to have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's," Sullivan said.  "Both demonstrate the desire to not let Alzheimer's negatively impact their lives."

After the concert, Campbell met with Association staff and volunteers, signing autographs and posing for pictures. When asked how he felt about the concert, Campbell said, "It was fun!"

An estimated 120,000 Hoosiers and over 5.4 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer's disease.  Someone develops Alzheimer's every 68 seconds.

For help, please contact the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter at 800-272-3900.

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