Saturday September 14, 2019
Jeff and Tommy’s father, music legend Bobby Vee, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011 and sadly passed away on October 24, 2016. The Linn family lost their mother and matriarch, Irene Linn, on April 19, 2017 after her long battle with the disease. Rock for Alzheimer's (R4A) was created by Jeff and Tommy Vee and the Linn Family in conjunction with the St. Cloud chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota and North Dakota and The Bad Habit Brewery. R4A will raise both funding and awareness for Alzheimer’s locally while giving the families and friends of Alzheimer’s patients an amazing opportunity to listen to great music and share their own stories.
“We are determined to do our part to end this horrible disease and to support those who suffer from it, as well as their caregivers. Everyone has a story, please come out and enjoy a great day of music and share yours!”
— Jeff & Tommy Vee, FOUNDERs
R4A will be held Saturday September 14, 2019 from 1:00-8:00pm at Bad Habit Brewery in St. Joseph, MN immediately following the St. Cloud Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This family friendly event will feature the music of SLIP TWISTER, COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS, WALTER’S WHEELHOUSE, THE KILLER VEES, and MORE along with food vendors, a kid's area, and of course that fabulous Bad Habit beer! Admission is a free-will donation.
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Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease.
Between 2000 and 2017 deaths deaths from Alzheimer's have increased 145%.
1 in 3
1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia.
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the united stat
It is estimated that there are approximately 44 million people worldwide living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia. In the U.S., an estimated 5.5 million people of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease. Of these, around 5.3 million are 65 and older and 200,000 are younger and have early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.