10th Annual Great Steamboat Race Party to benefit local Alzheime - WDRB 41 Louisville News

10th Annual Great Steamboat Race Party to benefit local Alzheimer's Association

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- After a 23-year battle, Alzheimer's finally took the life of Trudy Mudd in 2012, but it has not taken the drive from her daughters to help find a cure and raise awareness for the disease. They will hold their 10th annual "Great Steamboat Race Party" fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 5 to 11 p.m. at Kingfish Restaurant on the riverfront in Jeffersonville.

The public is invited to watch the annual steamboat race from the riverside deck of Kingfish. The proceeds from the party will fund research and programs to support those facing Alzheimer's, which impacts nearly 67,000 Kentuckians and 100,000 Indiana residents.

The Mudd Sisters (Leslie Mudd, Ann Mudd, Debbie Tuggle and Janet Sweet) have held the annual party every year since 2005, and have raised more than $130,000 for the Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. They also serve up their signature "MUDDslides" at the party.

"MUDDslide" recipe:

Ingredients

1 oz Vodka

1 oz Kahlua

1 oz Bailey's Irish Cream

1 oz Milk or cream

1 cup Ice

Directions

Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake until smooth. Pour the Mudslide into a Martini or Hurricane glass. If desired, drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Party-goers will enjoy a riverfront view of the Great Steamboat Race, heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and a performance by This, That and the Other. DJ Glenn Smith will also provide dance music. The party is a 21 and over event; guests must bring ID. Cost is a donation of $35 per person in advance, $30 prepaid for groups of five or more, or $40 day of the event. In order to receive the pre-event ticket price, tickets must be purchased by 5 p.m. on April 29, 2014. For more information or to make reservations, call Elizabeth Betts at 502-451-4266.

About the Alzheimer's Association:

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer's. Visit www.alz.org or call 800-272-3900.

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