Lakeview Regional Medical Center 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 28th, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. All proceeds from the fourth 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 Alisha Kennedy, LRMC Volunteer Coordinator. “We invite everyone to come out and enjoy music, food, and a 50/50 drawing while viewing spectacular cars, trucks and motorcycles that you don’t see everyday. And we will also have inflatables jump houses for the kids to play at no charge.”
“The Louisiana Alzheimer’s Association and NAMI are both working to improve the behavioral health of our citizens,” 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.”
Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, with a new diagnosis of the disease every 65 seconds. Currently, 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and by 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million. 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.– 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 2nd. For more information, contact Ricky Quigley or Cindy Quigley at (985) 237-9134.