3.2 min readBy Published On: May 15th, 2015Categories: Features1 Comment

A fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association

A very special event has been planned in memory of Ann Reitman – Ann lived her entire life in South Boston, raising her three children in a home at the corner of M and 5th where she lived until she moved to Compass on the Bay (Bayview) on Columbia Road for full time care as her Alzheimer’s Disease progressed. She was married to a Boston police sergeant and veteran, Leon Reitman, who also lost his life after battling a form of dementia called Lewy Body’s disease. Their three daughters, Susan Gavaghan, Nancy Menjin, and Lisa Burns, were all born and raised in Southie and maintain strong ties to this very day. 

Ann was a very dedicated parishoner of St Brigid’s Parish, where she watched all three daughters (and one granddaughter!) get married. She was very involved with the Castle Island Association and the South Boston Irish American Society, which her daughters and grandchildren are now part of! She never missed a “time” and loved spending her days at Castle Island or “the Lagoon” with her family and friends. She loved Sullivan’s onion rings, breakfast at Terry’s Place on East Broadway, and taking the number 9 bus to Macy’s downtown. South Boston was her favorite place in the world, and she was so proud to call it her home until the day she lost her battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Join friends, family and neighbors for  night of entertainment, raffles, and dancing to raise awareness and funds in support of the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, May 16th at 7pm at The Constitution Ballroom at the Adams Inn – 29 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA. 

Facts:
Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and by 2050, without a cure, this number may reach 16 million. With one in eight Americans over 65 living with Alzheimer’s, it is likely that you already know someone impacted by the disease.

If you are unable to attend, please consider donating an auction item or donating to our team page at http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=6650&pg=team&team_id=263521 or buy raffle tickets by visiting: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-for-nana-fighting-alzheimers-disease-tickets-16366257918

 For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association, visit www.alztld.org.

30+ RAFFLE ITEMS:
See all raffle items here: http://flipagram.com/f/VR1MCpyUz2
Sports & Tailgating
Bobby Orr Autographed Photo with Frame (Priceless!)
Bruins stick signed by the 2014-2015 Bruins Team (Priceless!)
4 Box seat tickets to the Brockton Rox
4 tickets to the New England Revolution
Tailgating Essentials: Cooler, portable grill, case of beer ($125 value)
2 race packages at F1 Boston
Trips & Family
4 tickets to Story Land and $25 CVS Gift Card
4 tickets to the Musesum of Science
$50 to Wegmans Food Market
Honory Flag Flown over the Capitol (in honor of someone or for a special event)
Private Tour of the Capitol with Congressman Stephen Lynch (Priceless!)
2 Night Stay for 2 at the Irish Village Cape Cod + $25 Gift Card to Hearth n’ Kettle
$200 Zipcar Gift Card – Wheels When You Need them!
Dinner & Date Ideas
$50 Burtons Grill
$25 Lincoln Tavern + $50 Loco South Boston
4 Laugh Boston Comedy Show Tickets
2 Improv Asylum Tickets + $50 Joes Bar and Grill
$25 to Sullivan’s + Sullivan’s Sweatshirt
Beauty, Fashion and Fitness
Haircut at Salon Acote, Newbury Street ($85 value)
$50 Glow Spa gift card, Braintree
1 Hour massage at Massage Envy
Designer Tie from Louie Boston ($150 value)
1 Month Unlimited Yoga at South Boston Yoga and 3 Spin Classes from the Handle Bar
$50 to Pink Calyx Jewelry and 1 Bracelet from Beach Blanket Bangles
Baskets & Other
Taste of Italy: Assorted Italian pastas and pastries, $50 to the Olive Garden
Dog Lover: $25 to Pick of the Litter Groomers, assorted pet items
Puppy Love: Urban Spa Treatment at BYOD Groomers, 2 wine glasses, frisbee
Day at the Beach: Towel, beach blanket, sunblock, plastic wineglasses, $50 to Whole Foods
Move Night: $25 to Not Your Average Joes, 2 Showcase Cinema passes, assorted candies
Hair and Nail Beauty Essentials Basket
Scratch Ticket Wreath: $116 worth of scratch tickets!!

One Comment

  1. Anonymous May 15, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Nice family. Something we rarely see in the Town now.

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