Carol Burnett Takes On New Role To Raise Money For Alzheimer's
Carol Burnett joins a cast of Hollywood stars in Los Angeles on Sept. 25 for a special ensemble reading of Act 1 of "Surviving Grace," an original play by comedy writer Trish Vradenburg (“Designing Women,” “Family Ties,” “Kate and Allie”), and co-founder of USAgainstAlzheimer’s -- a national advocacy organization committed to stopping Alzheimer’s by 2020. The reading is a fundraiser for the organization.
The play is based on Vradenburg's experience as a caregiver to her mother who died of Alzheimer's in 1992. Reviews describe "Surviving Grace" as an honest, irreverent and moving look at the emotional ups and downs that 15.4 million Alzheimer’s caregivers go through each day in the U.S.
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