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 Christine Dardet, APR
 954- 753-5038,


Shades of Green “Memories are Made of This” Event Raises More than $100,000 for FAU’s Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center

BOCA RATON, FL (May 10, 2011) – More than 130 guests recently took a stroll down memory lane at the Shades of Green “Memories are Made of This” event to benefit the Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. The annual event raised more than $100,000 to benefit the center. 
            Held at the Milhous Museum of Collectibles, the evening was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Milhous. Guests enjoyed a rare view of one of the largest collections of antique mechanical, musical instruments and a wide variety of American memorabilia,  including vintage cars, a 1900 barber shop, grandfather clocks, beautiful art, rare lighting, and a 19 th century carousel that is in mint and working condition.
            The E.M. Lynn Foundation was the Grand Sponsor.  Joining Louis and Anne Green as Rolls Royce Sponsors was Holli Rockwell in loving memory of Herbert S. Rockwell. The event, presented by the center’s Caring Hearts Auxiliary, was co-chaired by Pat Thomas and Holli Rockwell. The committee included Debbie Gonzalez, Morgan Green, Debbie Lindstrom and Lynda Williams. Anne Boykin, Ph.D., retiring dean of the College of Nursing, was the Honoree Extraordinaire.
            “The Museum provided a perfect setting for our ‘Memories are Made of This’ theme,” said Thomas, who is also president of the Auxiliary. “Thanks to our guests and sponsors, we are able to support scholarships for day center participants and caregiver support programs.”
            The Memory and Wellness Center, located on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, is part of Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and averages more than 14,000 visits per year. The center offers a wide range of services and programs to individuals with mild to moderate memory disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Visits often begin with a comprehensive memory evaluation. The evaluation results can help in the diagnosis of a memory disorder and the development of a treatment plan in cooperation with a patient’s personal physicians. The day center provides an active place for families to bring spouses or parents who are experiencing memory loss, and the caregiver programs provide much needed support.
            “We are grateful to the members of our Caring Hearts Auxiliary for their dedication and hard work and to our sponsors,” said Kathleen Valentine, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., director of the center. “Their generosity and commitment to the center enables us to continue to provide compassionate, innovative services for families living with memory disorders.”
            Sponsors, attendees and auctioned items donated by Jewels in Time, Boca Raton Resort and Club, Ocean Reef Club, and Seagate Hotel and Spa contributed to the funds raised for the center.
            For more information on the Memory and Wellness Center, call 561-297-0502 or visit


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Florida Atlantic University , established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges : the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science . FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit .

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