June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Disorders Month and we’re excited to bring awareness to these conditions. This month, you can help too.
We’ve teamed up with a few other businesses located in the MoDiv shopping center in downtown Grand Rapids, MI in order to honor those who have been affected by brain disease. Collectively, we’re calling this event Smile When You Remember and its something you can be apart of in a couple of different ways.
All month long you can help us raise funds to support those who benefit from the Mercy Health Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders programs by shopping in our online shop, thePlateBoutique.com. For each purchase, we’ll be donating 20% of those sales directly to this organization. Funds raised will help cover the costs of various aspects of treatment that aren’t traditionally covered by insurance but are vital to the care and support of individuals and families faced with these diseases.
For our local Grand Rapids peeps, you’ll also have an additional opportunity to support this great event! On June 18th from 11am-9pm we’ll also be donating 20% of our in-store sales as well. Our fellow store neighbors, including Trovati, Apothocary on Main, Outside the Lines, Humanity, and Bokay will also be participating. And to really entice you to come on out and shop, we’ve all collaborated to make this a fun day for everyone.
We’ll be hosting a nutrition booth from 12:00-3:00pm where you can learn all about the power of brain boosting foods! Our nutrition experts will also be firing up the stove for an in-store demo so that you can sample just how tasty some of these brain boosting foods can be. Additionally, you can enjoy a fashion show by Humanity, learn a little aromatherapy know-how with Apothecary Off Main, or experience a floral arrangement demo with Bokay. Outside the Lines will also be offering face-painting for the kiddos while Trovati will have bubble blowing contests and sidewalk chalk painting options. The evening is also full of adventure with both wine tasting and a special talk with Dr. Kevin Foley, the medical director from the Alzheimer’s and Memory program, available to attend. Throughout the day you can also commemorate loved ones by leaving messages on tribute walls or by coloring tribute photos throughout the space.
Awareness is often the first step towards healthier living. We hope you’ll join us in this remarkable event and help us either spread the word, raise some money, or do a little bit of both!
For our locals, see you Thursday at MoDiv – located on the corner of Monroe Center and Division in downtown Grand Rapids, MI.
Want more information on Memory Disorders and Alzheimer’s? Visit the Alzheimer’s Association.