Peoria, IL – The Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter is excited to announce the 10th annual Kentucky Derby Party. The Kentucky Derby Party will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Illinois Valley Yacht & Canoe Club (IVY Club) at 5102 N Galena Rd. in Peoria Heights. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
The Kentucky Derby Party brings all the excitement of Churchill Downs to Peoria with a live screening of the race, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment from Patrick n Swayze. Guests will have the opportunity to bet on their favorite horses, partake in the infamous Kentucky Derby hat contest, and win lavish prizes from the live and silent auction, including a 7 day vacation to Anna Marie Island and a private, all-inclusive cruise for 10 on the Illinois River.
Standard tickets are $75 and VIP Tickets (limited quantity) are $125. Tickets can be purchased by visiting alzkentuckyderby.org or calling the Alzheimer’s Association Peoria office at 309.681.1100. Derby-attire is encouraged.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter. Today, there are 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, with someone new developing the disease every 66 seconds. In Illinois alone, there are 220,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than a half-million caregivers providing unpaid care and support. Proceeds from the Kentucky Derby will help provide support and services to local families affect by Alzheimer’s and will help advance vital research.