BCBSND Co-sponsors Brains On The Plains Gala June 2

The third annual Brains on the Plains event raises funds for the Alzheimer’s Association of MN-ND.

In North Dakota, Alzheimer’s and dementia are the third leading causes of death in the state. There are 14,000 documented cases of brain failure in the state. We also lead the nation in deaths caused by brain failure.

These statistics are alarming for many reasons. Not only are there 14,000 patients in the state, but that means there are tens of thousands of family members who are caregivers and secondary victims of the disease. The cost of caring for loved ones with a dementia is thousands of dollars – a month.

Despite the dire stats and the fact that there is no treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s or dementia, we do little to raise awareness of the diseases.

It’s time to change that.

Help fight North Dakota’s 3rd leading cause of death
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota sponsors Brains on the Plains, a gala that raises money for the Alzheimer’s Association of MN-ND. The art-inspired event is an experience that will engage attendees, as well as educate and inspire action to help families right here in North Dakota.

What: Brains on the Plains
When: Thursday, June 2, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Super Studio, 630 1st Ave. N., Suite D, Fargo (next to Wurst Bier Hall)
Info: Tickets are available at here or at the door; event includes: light hors d’ oeuvres, beer and wine tasting, silent auction, memory wall, dementia simulator.

Read a more personal story about the event here.

Questions: Email event founder at lonna.whiting@bcbsnd.com.

Lonna Whiting is an editor in the Communications department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.