Alzheimer’s Association names Rockwall’s Saralyn Hanford as annual gala chair

Dallas, TX (Nov. 23, 2021) — Saralyn Hanford has accepted the invitation as Chair of the third annual Gala, An Event to Remember, hosted by Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The event will take place on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at the prestigious Verona Villa located in Frisco, TX. This year’s theme includes an Italian themed “Masquerade” event with entertainment, a silent and live auction, cocktail reception, and dinner. This event will mark the Alzheimer’s Association’s return to a live and in-person Gala, after the 2021 virtual event.

Hanford’s career in aerospace, program management and process improvement, affords the event a unique perspective to her leadership. She has been active as a volunteer in several North Texas non-profit organizations including the Rockwall Women’s League, Empower 7, Veteran’s Outpost, and the Rockwall Noon Rotary Club.

Alzheimer’s Disease has hit close to home for Ms. Hanford. “My family has lived with and battled this disease for three generations,” Hanford says. “The opportunity to chair this elegant event hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association is such an honor, and it’s heart-warming to see our community come together to support this important cause.”

“Saralyn brings a wonderful history of community service to our Gala, An Event to Remember,” says Nicole Garrison, Manager of Relationship Events with the Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “We’re excited to have her on board and are looking forward to this fabulous live event.” 

To sponsor, donate, register or learn more, please contact Nicole Garrison  with the Alzheimer’s Association at 972-752-0233 or

Submitted press release, edited for publication in Blue Ribbon News. 

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