Chocolate Sunday event to support Alzheimer’s Association

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 30, 2019 The Alzheimer’s AssociationGreater Indiana Chapter is hosting the 28th annual Chocolate Sunday champagne brunch and chocolate extravaganza Sunday, Nov. 3 at Newfields. The sold-out event raises funds to support research and programs for those living with the disease and their families.

The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by a plated brunch, a live auction, and presentation from various speakers, including chair of the board of directors Kep Carmichael and his brother, Dan, and board member Emily Wilson. The event will conclude with Fund the Mission, where attendees are invited to raise their paddles to donate toward the mission.

Auction items include a custom portrait; 18 tickets to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse City Suite to watch the Indiana Pacers take on the LA Clippers on Dec. 9th; and an Indianapolis 500 VIP experience with four pagoda tickets to the 2020 race, four silver badges with pit and garage access for the entire month of May, a police escort to the Indy 500, and four cold passes to both the 2020 Grand Prix and Indy 500.

The Indy 500 auction item was made possible by this year’s presenting sponsor, the Hulman George family. Mari Hulman George, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chairman of the Board Emeritus and supporter of Alzheimer’s research, passed away in 2018. Chocolate Sunday will take place exactly one year after her death.

“We are so grateful to the Hulman George family for their generous contribution to this event and to the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission,” said Kristy Garcia, manager of relationship events. “They have been leaders in the Indianapolis community for generations, and that legacy continues as they help lead the effort to finally end this disease.”

The event coincides with National Family Caregivers Month. During November, the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes the more than 16 million people in the U.S. who are currently providing unpaid care to a person living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. That includes approximately 340,000 Hoosiers.

In addition to the Hulman George family, Chocolate Sunday is supported by major sponsor Lilly. For more information, visit

Alzheimer’s Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit or call 800.272.3900.

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