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Doobie Brothers to play benefit concert for UMMC MIND Center

One of America’s legendary bands is “Takin’ it to the Streets” of Jackson to support Alzheimer’s disease research.

The Doobie Brothers will perform a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 14, at Thalia Mara Hall in downtown Jackson.

The concert benefits the MIND (Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Research) Center, a national leader in Alzheimer’s research and patient care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., July 14, at Ardenland.net. Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $119.50.

“The Doobie Brothers’ outstanding legacy has gifted the world with so much wonderful music. This performance will help us shine a light on Alzheimer’s and the funds raised will help us accelerate the pace of discovery towards effective treatments,” said Dr. Tom Mosley, Dudley & Robbie Hughes Distinguished MIND Center chair.

Proceeds from the concert, presented by Trustmark Bank, will support the MIND Center’s research, diagnostic and outpatient care programs. Mosley and his team lead one of the largest and most comprehensive studies ever conducted to identify risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of cognitive decline.

Since 2010 the MIND Center has brought together some of the nation’s leading medical institutions to study factors from mid-life that may predict brain and cognitive changes later in life.

“While the MIND Center is making great strides to discover the causes of Alzheimer’s and other dementias and find new treatments, community support of this special event is critical to accelerating our research and care,” said Denise Lafferty, MIND Center chief of operations.

“This concert is the sixth in a series of unique and successful events which have raised awareness and funds for the MIND Center,” said Patricia McClure, chair of the MIND Center Events Committee. “As a Mississippian and a family member of someone who battled this terrible disease, I am proud to know that Mississippi is a national leader in Alzheimer’s research and clinical care.”

To support the MIND Center or become a sponsor for the concert, an Ardenland production, please call 601-815-4237 or email mindcenter@umc.edu for more information.