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BrainCare for Life: A Community Initiative Gala
Thursday May 13, 2010
05:30 PM

Cognitive Fitness & Innovative Therapies (CFIT), will host its first annual event, “BrainCare for Life: A Community Initiative Gala,” which will be held on May 13, 2010, with speakers beginning at 5:30pm, located at 2409 De La Vina Street. The event, hosted by Mr. Santa Barbara himself, Larry Crandell, will include remarks from UCSB Chancellor Henry T. Yang, Cottage Hospital President & CEO Ron Werft, as well as Mayor Helene Schneider. There will be an incredible array of art, music, wine and food, as well as a silent auction to raise funds for the novel nonprofit center to support its scholarship program, which provides assistance to those who cannot afford the costs of the program and who are in great need.

CFIT, a first-in-the-nation center based in Santa Barbara, has recently opened its doors to work toward preventing, slowing down or stopping the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of cognitive decline. CFIT offers a novel approach toward both delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and slowing its course. Located in a living room-like setting near Cottage Hospital, the CFIT program is based on state-of-the-art knowledge about the most effective interventions. CFIT takes a broad, multi-disciplinary team approach through which clients have access to a variety of interventions, including medical expertise, cognitive training programs, exercise programs, diet, supplements, genetics, music therapy and social services – all based in an information rich environment steeped in the latest research.

The clinic, headed by world-renowned neurologist, Kenneth S. Kosik, MD, who also co-directs the Neuroscience Research Institute at UCSB’s department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, strives to bring all the tools necessary for life-long brain health and promotes successful aging in collaboration with many other area nonprofit agencies.

For more information on CFIT, please visit their web site at www.sbcfit.org, email them at info@sbcfit.org or call 805.899.7777 to RSVP for the Gala or to schedule a visit and tour of the clinic.

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