Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Doobies are just all right with UMC

The University of Mississippi Medical Center issued the following press release. 

– One of America’s most beloved bands is “Takin’ it to the Streets” of Jackson to support Alzheimer’s disease research.

The Doobie Brothers will perform a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 14 at Thalia Mara Hall in downtown Jackson.

The concert benefits the MIND (Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Research) Center, a national leader in Alzheimer’s research and patient care at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m., Friday July 14 at www.ardenland.net. Ticket prices range from $49.50 - $119.50.

“The Doobie Brothers’ outstanding legacy has gifted the world with so much wonderful music. This performance will help us shine a light on Alzheimer’s and the funds raised will help us accelerate the pace of discovery towards effective treatments,” said Dr. Tom Mosley, Dudley & Robbie Hughes Distinguished MIND Center Chair.

Proceeds from the concert, presented by Trustmark Bank, will support the MIND Center’s research, diagnostic and outpatient care programs. Mosley and his team lead one of the largest and most comprehensive studies ever conducted to identify risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of cognitive decline.

“The huge toll to patients and families, and not to mention the economic impact of dementing illnesses like Alzheimer’s disease cannot be overstated,” Mosley said.

Since 2010 the MIND Center has brought together some of the nation's leading medical institutions to study factors from mid-life that may predict brain and cognitive changes later in life. The MIND Center Clinic offers diagnosis and leading-edge outpatient treatment for patients experiencing memory loss and cognitive impairment.

In 2016, the establishment of the Clinical Trials program and a gift from the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation further advanced the MIND Center’s potential to make discoveries that could “slow, stop or prevent these devastating illnesses,” Mosley said.

“Alzheimer’s is the only of the top 10 causes of mortality in the United States without a way to prevent, cure, or even slow its progression,” said Denise Lafferty, MIND Center chief of operations. “While the MIND Center is making great strides to discover the causes of Alzheimer’s and other dementias and find new treatments, community support of this special event is critical to accelerating our research and bringing memory care services to individuals battling these diseases across our state.”

Born out of the “chaotic” music scene of late-1960’s California, The Doobie Brothers’ current lineup includes original members and singer-guitarists Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons, as well multi-instrumentalist John McFee.

The winners of four GRAMMY® Awards, The Doobie Brothers have sold more than 48 million records. They have recorded 16 Top 40 hits in their history, including “Black Water,” “What a Fool Believes,” “Jesus Is Just All Right,” “China Grove,” and “Takin’ It to the Streets.”

“We’re basically an American band – we cover a lot of areas,” Johnston says on the band’s website. “We cover blues, R&B, country, bluegrass, and rock ‘n’ roll. It’s based on rhythms, rhythm structures, picking, and harmonies. That’s been the signature of the band.”

Last year’s MIND Center concert, performed by Brian Wilson, grossed more than $425,000 for neurodegenerative dementia research.

“This concert is the sixth in a series of unique and successful events which have raised awareness and funds for the MIND Center,” said Patricia McClure, chair of the MIND Center Events Committee. “As a Mississippian and a family member of someone who battled this terrible disease, I am proud to know that Mississippi is a national leader in Alzheimer's research and clinical care.”

If you would like to support the MIND Center or become a sponsor for the concert, an Ardenland production, please call 601-815-4237 or email mindcenter@umc.edu for more information.


Anonymous said...

The Doobie Brothers are doing it because they know Ole Miss grows and researched medical marijuana; add on to the fact that medicinal marijuana has benefits for Alzheimer's patients as well.

So in other words - the administrators at Ole Miss are giving a subtle hint to state legislators to get in on the medicinal marijuana wave along with Louisiana and Arkansas since both states passed their own legislation to legalize growing medicinal marijuana.

Anonymous said...

if it can be taxed, how can Mississippi not sell? porn is legal, alcohol is legal, casinos are legal...

Anonymous said...

As long as Big Pharma is making money off of opioids and county jail's can make money busting pot smokers there will never be legal pot.

Anonymous said...

The Doobie Brothers were very good in Memphis when they toured with Journey last year. This will be a good concert.

Anonymous said...

So in other words, 10:21, let me give YOU a subtle hint - you are riding a big 'ol slippery slope of illogical and false assumptions! Geeze!
Reality - Doobie's are a band popular with a broad spectrum of our population who happen to be on tour and willing to come to Mississippi for a good cause.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:38 - I find it remarkable that YOU singled me out and then throw in the words "illogical and false assumptions"

You can try to hide your tracks in my path, but you are in the same forest.

Please tread carefully.

You go looking for trouble and it will turn around and find you. Geeze!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that clip, KF!

Anonymous said...

Sick fella, there, are you 1:11? Sound a little dangerous too, throwing out those warnings. I simply analyzed your comments from the perspective of logical fallacies. You went careening down a path that had nothing to do with the announcement of a charity concert.

Anonymous said...

@ 4:28pm

Then you went to the Yoda vernacular, really dude - assuming I won't understand?

Like I said, you are digging down a path that is very dangerous, please stop while you are ahead. Don't abuse your power. I've said on numerous occasions, it's o.k. to have your own opinion, but do not disrespect me for having one. Because it was just an observation, hypothetically speaking. But you jump out of the gate disrespecting someone and singling me out, so either we are in the same forest and you're clocking my every step, or you truly are some random person.

Let's hope for your sake, you are truly some random person.

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! One of my favorite groups. You people quit bringing crap into the mix and let's enjoy this!!!

Anonymous said...

The Doobie Brothers?

Is there a hidden meaning?

Anonymous said...

I'm with you, 5:53. We definitely will attend the concert and blithely ignore the blog baiters who attempt to throw mud at anything and everything posted on JJ. Sheesh, some of you people need to get a life. Go to a concert. Support a good cause. Just freakin' lighten up!

Rock On - Ere! said...

Calm down tokers. It's not as if the brothers are donating their time. Proceeds means a portion of what's left after expenses, including paying the band. It's not a benevolence mission...it's simply a business trip.

And while marijuana may well benefit Alzheimer patients, it may also put some of in that condition in the first place. We don't yet know the truth of either.

Rock on!

Anonymous said...

@8:54 - that's ridiculous, we've got like 50+ years of knowledge/history of widespread marijuana use in America. We know it doesn't cause all these great harms people fear.

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