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Music for Memories Benefit for Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care

Augusta, GA – A big night for country music lovers as two fan favorites performed at a benefit concert in Augusta Wednesday night.

Country music stars Canaan Smith and Cole Swindell took the stage at the “Music for Memories” concert at the Country Club on Washington Road.

The sold out show no doubt will be a fond memory for all the fans, and it’s those -memories- that are at the heart of the evening: raising funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.

Earlier Wednesday, Canaan Smith visited with Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers, and performed two songs at the Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care in Augusta.

The center provides adult day care and in-home respite services for Alzheimer’s patients and their families. Wednesday night’s concert benefits the center by raising funds to help provide a variety of services.

Canaan Smith/performer: “I have a band member whose great uncle is affected by Alzheimer’s- for us it’s a chance to do what little we can to help raise money to fight this disease. Coming here today, meeting them, is the best part of the whole thing.”

Alan Griffin/Board Chair: “The money that we raised is used to help provide the staff to provide care for these clients that are here and to provide food during the day to help meet their needs and provide activities to them throughout the day.”

Tonight’s concert was a sell-out. but it’s not too late to donate!

By Jennie Montgomery,,