Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama (ACA) will present its fifth Hot Diamonds in the Summer, a wine and cheese reception and drawing July 21 at Wallace-Burke Fine Jewelry and Collectibles at SoHo Square in downtown Homewood.
The diamond earrings featured in the benefit are 1 carat total weight mounted in 18k white gold. The earrings, valued at $3,100, are provided by David Hezlep and Preston Foy.
Previous winners include Jeannie Duke, Katya O’Leary and Mary Cummings and Grady Gunn.
ACA board members are president Christy Baynes, John Beard, Lynn Campisi, Jennifer Smith, Nancy Echols, Tom Morton, Lauryn Walker, Julie Bryant and Susan Bremer.
Tickets, $25 each or $100 for five, can be purchased at the reception or before the event at Wallace-Burke and ACA. Tickets are also available at www.alzca.org or by calling 871-7970.
The event benefits ACA services, including respite care and scholarships for patients to attend adult day care centers, for many of the more than 93,000 Alzheimer’s patients in Alabama.
ACA also partners with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to provide Care Trak bracelets that help locate patients who have wandered from home. ACA offers education to families affected by this disease through support groups and telephone counseling.