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Sentimental Journey Singers @ Bender JCC
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – Apr 27 @ 11:00 am
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Sentimental Journey Singers is a choir for adults diagnosed with early to moderate Alzheimer’s disease and other memory struggles and their care partners offered by Encore Creativity for Older Adults. The choir will meet Mondays from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Mondays from March 9 through April 28 for singing instruction and rehearsals with a professional conductor and music therapist. After the 8-week session, the choir will perform in a concert on May 2. Tuition is $104 and $25 for care partners. Registration is open now at For more information, call, 301-261-5747. Encore Creativity for Older Adults, an Annapolis-based nonprofit, is the nation’s largest choral organization for adults over 55.

Memory Concerns? Visiting Angels holding FREE, confidential Memory Screening @ Rockville Senior Center
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visiting Angels will be conducting FREE, confidential Memory Screenings at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850 on Friday, March 20, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Qualified healthcare professionals from Visiting Angels will administer the memory screenings and provide educational materials about memory concerns, brain health and caregiving. The face-to-face screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks and takes about 10 minutes to administer. To schedule an appointment, please call Visiting Angels at 301-355-6578.

Wish Hero 5K @ West Potomac Park
Apr 11 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am
Wish Hero 5K @ West Potomac Park

Sign up to run in the Wish Hero 5K and make your miles count for wishes! Whether you are an avid runner or just enjoy a jog with friends, we want you to join us and support local wishes. In addition, family fun activities and pop up fitness classes will be offered during this community day in support of local wish kids.

DMV Oral Cancer Foundation 5k walk/run @ Sligo-Dennis Avenue Park
Apr 25 all-day
DMV Oral Cancer Foundation 5k walk/run @ Sligo-Dennis Avenue Park |  |  |

Join us for a family and dog friendly 5k run/walk. Every dollar goes directly to the Oral Cancer Foundation that raises and money for this awful disease. There will be raffle tickets sold on site for your chance to win autographed items from Caps/Wizards/Nationals, gift certificates to local hotels/restaurants, tickets to Nats/Caps game, teeth whitening, etc. Coffee and light fare will be available. Photobooth. Bathrooms on site. Playground close by. Come out and get those steps in for a GREAT cause. We can’t wait to see you!
*If you would like to volunteer and run/walk for free please email

Tenth Annual Great Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show @ The Ritz-Carlton
Apr 29 all-day
Tenth Annual Great Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show @ The Ritz-Carlton

The Tenth Annual Great Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show will take place on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC. Neiman Marcus is partnering with us again, and we’re thrilled to announce that this year’s fashion designer will be Monique Lhuillier.

The Great Ladies Luncheon and Symposium has informed and educated us about the path to a cure over the years. From First Lady Nancy Reagan in 2011 to Coach Pat Summitt, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, Meryl Comer and Washington Capitals star TJ Oshie in 2019, our luncheon honorees have helped to put a face on Alzheimer’s with their advocacy.

We are pleased to announce that we will honor Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and her family, and Thomas Pheasant, all of whom have been strong advocates for ADDF for many years.

All proceeds from the Great Ladies Luncheon support the ADDF’s mission to accelerate the discovery and development of drugs to prevent, treat, and cure Alzheimer’s and related diseases.

For information, contact or 212-901-7990.

Consciousness & Meditation Workshop: Open Your Heart & Expand Your Mind @ American University Conference Center
May 2 – May 3 all-day
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On May 2-3, 2020, Ren Xue of the Americas will host a Consciousness & Meditation Workshop. This year’s focus will be to Open Your Heart & Expand Your Mind. The one-of-a-kind workshop will take place at the American University Conference Center in Washington, D.C. and will be taught by Yuan Tze, creator of Ren Xue, Yuan Gong, and Yuan Ming Medicine. Yuan Tze was born in a small ancient coastal town in the Jiangsu Providence of China. He was raised by Daoist monks from six months of age until he was 4 years old. At the age of 7, he started martial arts training that included Qigong. During his twenties, he received training from a number of high-level masters, some who only accepted one or two students in their lifetime. He then started teaching Qigong and healing. A decade later, he joined the Huaxia Center, the first medicine-less hospital in the world near Beijing. Over 4000 patients with chronic health conditions were treated at the center in its 13 years of operation. At age 33, he became a director of a recovery department at the center that specialized in cancer patients. The workshop is sponsored by Ren Xue of the Americas. For more information, contact Mark Libow, M.D. at or visit

Walk to End Bladder Cancer @ Lincoln Memorial
May 2 all-day

The Walks to End Bladder Cancer are BCAN’s signature awareness events and take place in numerous cities throughout the United States, principally in May which is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. Raising awareness about bladder cancer, the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US saves lives. Our walks also generate critical funds that enable BCAN to offer educational resources and support programs free of charge, advance research, serve more patients and families, and continue as the leading provider of bladder cancer services and information in the country.

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