Event Assists Local Alzheimer’s Sufferer
Sep 01, 2019 03:57PM
The ninth annual Bags in the ‘Burg Cornhole Tournament, a free event coordinated by Harrisburg Parks and Recreation and the Harrisburg Business Network (HBN) that’ll raise funds to assist Elisa Hoffman’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 5 in the Harrisburg Town Center, in Harrisburg, North Carolina. Food and beer will be available for purchase, and attendees can schedule a free estimate with Sedona Waterproofing, a vendor at the event.
Hoffman, who has a master’s degree in special education and taught at Jay M. Robinson High School in Cabarrus County, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s on October 4, 2012, shortly before her 43rd birthday. She inherited it from her father who was diagnosed at 46. He lost his battle with the disease when he was only 56. Their family lost a cousin three years ago to the disease and another cousin, also in her 40s, has been recently diagnosed.
Hoffman suffered a recent seizure that produced a blood clot on her brain. Event proceeds, via tournament registrations, donations and raffles, will help with expenses like in-home care and supplies. Her husband, George, is a member of HBN along with Joshua Landrio, owner of Sedona Waterproofing.
Location: 4350 Main St parking lot and grassy area behind Three Monkeys Restaurant and Rocky River Coffee. For more information, visit HarrisburgNC.org/416/Bags-in-the-Burg or call 704-960-7906 or visit SedonaWaterproofing.com.