The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter will host Celebrating Hope 2016 in honor of the 73,000 Connecticut residents who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and their 177,000 caregivers.

The fourth annual benefit will be held from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at L’Escale at the Delamar Hotel in Greenwich. Tickets ($250 each) are currently available for purchase online or by calling 860-828-2828. The event will feature dinner, dancing, an extensive live and silent auction, raffle prizes and a powerful speaker. Guests are encouraged to wear the Alzheimer’s signature color purple to the event and to bid on items such as vacation getaways, luxury accessories, and much more.

Celebrating Hope began with six courageous women — sisters Kendra Farn Finz (Greenwich) and Alison Farn Leigh (Greenwich); Lynn Hagerbrant (Greenwich); Lisa Rae Koorbusch (Darien); Cristin Marandino (Stamford); and Sharon Parker (Greenwich). As caregivers, each has confronted the obstacles associated with managing Alzheimer’s disease. In 2013, these women joined together with the hope that they could make a difference. With the support of the Connecticut Chapter, Celebrating Hope was founded. Since its inception, Celebrating Hope has raised more than $500,000 at three sold-out events.

Now in its fourth year, the Celebrating Hope 2016 event committee counts more than 55 members from towns throughout Fairfield County. Greenwich resident Nancy Ozizmir joins Ginge Cabrera and Cristin Marandino as event co-chairmen this year. Additional members of the core event committee include Silent Auction cochairmen Lisa Anderson of Darien.

Multiple event sponsorship opportunities are available. For detailed information visit Celebrating Hope 2016 online or contact Lexi Rodriguez Kennedy at or by calling 203-984-0003.