Alzheimer's Family Services Center will celebrate William R. Shankle
and Junko Hara as the center's 2014 Distinguished Friend honorees
during its 14th Gathering of Friends gala in May.
The married couple are longtime supporters of the agency and experts in
the field of memory and cognitive disorders. Shankle is a board certified
neurologist, the Judy and Richard Voltmer Chair in Memory and Cognitive
Disorders, and director of the Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program
at Hoag Neurosciences Institute. Hara specializes in the application of
advanced technology to healthcare and clinical research in the area of
Alzheimer's and related disorders.
Gerald D. Weinstein will also be honored as the center's 2014 Participant
honoree. Weinstein was chairman of the department of dermatology at UC
Irvine for more than three decades and also served as the dean of the
UCI Medical School from 1984 to 1987. Weinstein has been attending the
center since June 2013.
The Alzheimer's center is a nonprofit agency affiliated with the Hoag
Neurosciences Institute and focused on improving the quality of life for
families living with Alzheimer's.
The event will be held May 10 at The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington
Beach. Tickets are $200 and sponsorship opportunities are available. Hoag
Memorial Hospital is matching sponsorships up to $50,000.
For more information, visit http://www.AFSCenter.org or call (714) 593-1848.