Alzheimer’s Association Celebrating Hope Gala to Take Place at Delamar Greenwich Harbor

The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter is excited to announce the 11th Annual Celebrating Hope gala on April 26 at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor.

The evening will feature powerful storytelling that highlights our impact in the community, celebrates a new era of treatment and recognizes those affected by the disease. The event will include a cocktail hour, auctions, dinner and dancing.

Co-chairing the gala are Greenwich residents Tim and Kelly Helstein. Tim’s mom Sue battled dementia and Tim’s dad Dick, was her primary caregiver who then became a tireless advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association. Sue passed in 2019 and Dick was honored with the Courage and Hope award at our 2021 gala in Connecticut.

“Our job is to take up this torch to honor my mom,” Tim said. “This is also about tomorrow. I don’t want my children to have to experience what I saw with my mom. We are in a great position to raise awareness and hope.”

Tim is the Director of Athletics at Greenwich Country Day School. Kelly is a real estate agent at Compass.

“Kelly and I could not be more honored and excited to chair Celebrating Hope in 2024. While the Alzheimer’s Association provides resources and support throughout the year for those fighting this disease, the gala commemorates those we love from the past, present and future. We want Celebrating Hope to be a beacon of Hope, for that first white flower to be planted signifying the first ever survivor. We hope you can attend or consider a donation to fund continued research.”

There are 80,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease in Connecticut, and that number is expected to reach 91,000 by 2025. This annual gala helps the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter educate and empower those with dementia and their caregivers, as well as fuel critical research towards additional treatments and effective ways to manage this disease.

The Helsteins are leading a committee of Fairfield County volunteers and supporters who are working to gain sponsorships and live auction items for the impactful and inspirational event.

Committee members include: Lauren Bookoff, Dean Brown, Ginge Cabrera, Robyn Carpenter, Kate Clark, Jen Danzi, Wendy Day, Jaime Eisenberg, Kendra Farn, Erin Glasebrook, Emma Habeck, Victoria Hanes, Kim Haney, Eleni Henkel, Pat Kenny, Allison Leigh, Viosa Lukaj, Cristin Marandino, Cindy Milazzo, Courtney Montgomery, Ed Mortimer, Heather O’Connell, Maria Puntereri, Julianne Ramia, Jennifer Shannon, Jason Shott, Kristin Welton, and Amy Zolin.

For more information, to make a donation or to sponsor the event, please contact Sadie Caccimelio at [email protected]. To find out more, go to:

The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®. Visit or call 800.272.3900.