Bass Water Grill Hosts Dining Benefit for Alzheimer's Walk03:57PM / Thursday, August 23, 2012
CHESHIRE, Mass. — An evening of dining and fine wines on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Bass Water Grill will benefit the annual Berkshire Walk to End Alzheimer's.
The event at the Route 8 restaurant runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and features an array of wines for tasting that will be paired with select dishes prepared by the chefs of Bass Water Grill.
Celebrity servers include North Adams Mayor Richard Alcombright, WBRK personality Cheryl Tripp-Cleveland, photographer Gillian Jones, and North Adams Transcript Editor Michael Foster. The evening will feature a silent auction with themed gift baskets, such as a weekend in Boston, a "Dine Around the Berkshires" package, Broadway theater tickets and other items.
The annual fundraiser is now in its sixth year and hosted by the Whitman and Abuisi family. All proceeds benefit the Berkshire Walk, one of 11 regional Alzheimer's Association walks in Massachusetts and New Hampshire taking place throughout September. The Berkshire Walk takes place along the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in Cheshire.
The evening is dedicated to the memory of "Tillie" Abuisi, who battled Alzheimer's for 11 years.
"This event is our effort to help defeat this awful disease, while honoring a wonderful woman, our mother," said Anthony "Tony" Abuisi.
"Alzheimer's shows no mercy. There is no treatment to cure, delay or stop its progression," said Mary Whitman, Tillie Abuisi's daughter and co-chairman of this year's walk. Tickets are $30 and can be reserved by calling 413-499-0691.