Standing Strong: An Evening to Benefit Brain Disease Research

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Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Standing Strong is an evening to benefit brain disease research. This annual event began in 2013 with the support of Ben Utecht, Super Bowl Champion, and a member of the American Brain Foundation Board of Directors, to highlight the Twin Cities being the headquarters of the American Brain Foundation, founded by the American Academy of Neurology.

2017 will feature the highly acclaimed play, DOT*, which adds an element of humor to the devastation of Alzheimer’s. The evening will also include comments by Dan Gasby, adding his personal experience of watching his wife, B. Smith, suffer from this disease.


Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Time: 5:30-9:30pm


5:30 – 6:45pm: Reception and Silent Auction: Hors d’oeuvres & Beverages in Park Square Theatre’s Lower Level


7:00-9:30pm: Introduction by Dan Gasby and Play


Location: Park Square Theatre, 20 W 7th Place, St. Paul, MN 55412, in the historic Hamm Building. Enter off of St. Peter Street.

With over five million Americans currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and the expectations of this number to rapidly increase as our population ages, research has never been more critical.

Support of the American Brain Foundation brings together the top minds and researchers of the American Academy of Neurology and helps to fund critical research to help us all outsmart brain disease.

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For questions, please contact [email protected] or call (866) 770-7570.

*Synopsis: For the holiday season, hot off its hit New York run, comes an uproariously funny new play from playwright/actor Colman Domingo (Wild With Happy/star of The Scottsboro Boys and Selma). Dotty and her three adult children are home for the holidays in West Philly, but this year there is more than presents and yuletide on their mind. While Dotty fights to maintain a grasp on her memory, brother and sisters collide in a riotous mid-life family brawl where losing your mind and losing your sanity are two different things.