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Dinner is served

Attendees socialize and enjoy food at the Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care’s Croatian-style chicken barbecue fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association’s upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The sold-out event had a huge turnout, organizers said, with over 400 people showing up in the first hour. “People love Croatian-style chicken. People love the Brookridge community and want to put an end to Alzheimer’s,” said Lindsay Hemmila, director of sales & marketing at Brookridge Heights. “So all of that coupled together has made for a tremendous turnout.” The community’s show of support was much appreciated by the Alzheimer’s Association, said Jake Bilodeau, regional director for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter. “This is a tremendous turnout,” he said. “Seeing this many people from our community coming out to support the walk and our fight against Alzheimer’s disease and finding a cure is just pretty remarkable.” For more information on the walk, which will be held Sept. 14, visit act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2019/MI-GreaterMichigan?pg=entry&fr_id=12626 or call 906-228-3910. (Journal photo by Cecilia Brown)