Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease that robs its victims of their memories and personality. And as anyone who has ever cared for a loved suffering from this disease will tell you, its effects are heartwrenching.

Annette Carter of Blue Ridge, VA can attest to that. Her companion of 27 years and husband of 12 passed last January after a battle with the disease. And now, in honor or her husband, she will host a fundraising event for Alzheimer’s Research on June 9th at the Vinton War Memorial.

For more information on the event as well as a little bit more about Annette and Jim Carter, check out this article from The Laker Magazine.