Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute hosts ‘5th Annual Breaking the Silence’ minority health awareness event

April 26, 2018

Photo by Robert Bell

On Friday, April 20, 2018, the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute Regional Milwaukee Office hosted their 5th Annual Minority Health Month event, “Breaking the Silence: Addressing Alzheimer’s Disease in Communities of Color is a Public Health Issue,” at the Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St. This informative breakfast featured many speakers from the community, including two special guest speakers: Ohio Commission on Minority Health Executive Director Angela C. Dawson, MS, MRC, LCP (right); and Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center researcher and Department of Behavioral Sciences Assistant Professor Crystal M. Glover, Ph.D. (left). As a surprise during the event’s awards ceremony, event organizer and Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute Regional Milwaukee Office Director Gina Green-Harris, MBA (center) was honored as the 2018 Spirit Award Recipient for her work to spread awareness on Alzheimer’s Disease to Milwaukee’s African American community.