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Opening Night is always a joyous occasion for The Phoenix Symphony. However, it occurs just one week before World Alzheimer’s Day. You may be wondering what Alzheimer’s has to do with the Symphony. A lot actually.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Arizona has the eighth-highest Alzheimer’s death rate in the United States. The Arizona Department of Health Services estimates there will be more than 170,000 Arizona residents over the age of 65 afflicted with Alzheimer’s by 2020 – a 67% increase from current numbers. And nearly 1 in 3 seniors who die each year has Alzheimer’s or another dementia. The need in the community is profound and ever-escalating.
But there is something we can do to fight this devastating disease. And we need your support!
In 2013, The Phoenix Symphony created B-Sharp Music Wellness, a W.O.N.D.E.R. Project, which promotes physical, mental and social wellness through the healing power of music. Two years later, we implemented B-Sharp Music Wellness, a W.O.N.D.E.R. Project: Alzheimer's Research Initiative to help improve the quality of life for those suffering from Alzheimer’s. Watch the video below to learn more about the program.
Please make a gift today to help support B-Sharp Music Wellness, a W.O.N.D.E.R. Project: Alzheimer’s Research Initiative and the thousands of Valley residents who are suffering from Alzheimer’s.
With your support and the wonderful work that our musicians and researchers are doing in the community we can help make a difference in the lives of those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.