April 24, 2017
Lakeview Regional Medical Center (LRMC) has announced “The Magic of Memories” Street Rod, Classic Car & Motorcycle Rally is returning to the hospital campus at 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington on Saturday, April 29th, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 pm. All proceeds from the third annual car show, which is hosted by the Lakeview Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary, will benefit the Louisiana Alzheimer’s Association and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). “This event continues to grow each year, enabling us to support more community organizations, and having a great time doing it,” states Jerry Lambert, LRMC Volunteer Auxiliary President. “We invite everyone to come out and enjoy music, food, door prizes, and a 50/50 drawing while viewing spectacular cars, trucks and motorcycles that you don’t see everyday. And this year, we’ll even have inflatables for the kids.”
“The Louisiana Alzheimer’s Association and NAMI are both working to improve the behavioral health of our citizens,” states states Cindy Quigley, Lakeview Regional Sales Director of Behavioral Health. “The mental health of our community is of utmost importance, so being able to support these organizations with funds from this event works directly towards our mission.”
"The mental health of our community is of utmost importance, so being able to support these organizations with funds from this event works directly towards our mission."
Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in Louisiana, with a new diagnosis of the disease every 66 seconds. Currently, over 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and as many as 16 million will have the disease in 2050. Nearly one in every three seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer’s or another dementia. One in five adults in America experience a mental illness, affecting everyone, not just the patients, but the entire family and circle of friends. NAMI Louisiana is dedicated to eradicating the stigma, myths, and misconceptions of mental illnesses, to improving the quality of life for all who are affected by these illnesses, and to supporting recovery.
Entrance fee to “The Magic of Memories” is free to the public. Car registration is $25 on the day of the show, and takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., with judging from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Awards for Top 25 Cars, Top 25 Trucks, Top 10 Motorcycles and Sponsors will be presented at 2 p.m. The rain date for “The Magic of Memories” is June 3rd. For more information, contact Ricky Quigley or Cindy Quigley at (985) 237-9134.