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Monday, September 19, 2016
Willow Brook Country Club

Many know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as the radiant young bride in the popular Steve Martin remakes of the Father of the Bride movies, the calculating Peggy Kenter on Nashville, or the wife of country music star Brad Paisley. On the outside, it appears she has it all. But behind the scenes, Kim has been dealing with a tragic secret: her mother, Linda, is suffering from a rare form of dementia that has slowly crippled her ability to talk, write, and eventually recognize people in her own family.

Her new book, Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again, tells the full story of Linda’s illness – primary progressive aphasia – from her early-onset diagnosis when she was only 62 to present day. Kim provides a candid picture of the ways her family reacted – for better and for worse – and how she, her father, and her two siblings educated themselves, tried to let go of shame and secrecy, made mistakes, and found unexpected humor and grace in the midst of suffering.

All proceeds from this event impact the thousands of people in Smith County living with dementia and sustain the direct programs and services provided by the Alzheimer's Alliance. Because of your support, we are able to change how this disease affects our entire community.


A limited number of individual tickets ($200 each) are available. All tickets include complementary valet parking, tickets to the luncheon, and a book signing with Kim after the luncheon. Copies of Kim's new book will also be available for purchase at a reduced cost.

Sponsorship opportunities include a private VIP reception with Kim, reserved seating at the luncheon, a book signing with Kim after the luncheon, recognition in publicity and promotional materials, and complementary copies of Kim's new book.


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