On Sept. 22, Milton, Massachusetts, residents Leslie and Paul Durgin held a fundraiser at the Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills to benefit Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. In exchange for a donation, guests enjoyed an evening of appetizers, dancing, a silent auction and heartfelt presentations about the impact of Alzheimer’s. Greg O’Brien, author of “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s” and a friend of the Durgins, spoke about living with the disease and how he keeps fighting to stay active and productive. Dr. Rudy Tanzi, chairman of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium, talked about the organization’s latest research progress, while Tim Armour, president and CEO of CureAlz, reinforced that 100 percent of donations go directly to research. Colleen Petitti, caregiver for her husband, Joe, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 46, shared her insights and personal experiences. “We are so proud that the evening was incredibly inspiring and, most importantly, hopeful,” said Leslie Durgin. “Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is making great strides in research and community support is critical.” The event raised more than $12,000 for research.