HEBRON | Pav's restaurant will hold a fundraiser Sunday to benefit the Alzheimer's Association fight to end the deadly disease that is now the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.
A group calling itself Charley's Glorious Angels will be serving customers and collecting donations, and the restaurant is providing a percentage of the sales for the cause from 3 to 7 p.m. The restaurant is at Boardwalk and Main Street (Ind. 2) at the north end of town.
The angels are the friends and family of Charles Smith, who is afflicted with the disease, which slowly steals a person's memories. The angels are headed by Smith's daughter Terri Ensign and includes about 17 siblings, nieces and nephews along with a few of Smith's grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ensign said the angels and their friends first began raising funds for the Alzheimer's Association three years ago at the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's at Hidden Lake Park, in Merrillville, in memory of an aunt who died of the disease. They will walk at the event again on Sept. 22.
In addition, another fundraiser is planned in Hebron, this time from 4 to 8 p.m. July 21 at the Dairy Queen with Charley's Glorious Angels waiting on tables and donating any tips to the association.