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Dan Rizzie charms at inaugural Artist Against Alzheimer's fundraiser

Dan Rizzie charms at inaugural Artist Against Alzheimer's fundraiser

Dan Rizzie, Laree Hulshoff, AWARE, Museum Tower
Dan Rizzie, Laree Hulshoff Photo by Bruno
Barbara Daseke, Dan Rizzie, Laree Hulshoff, Carol York, AWARE, Museum Tower
Barbara Daseke, Dan Rizzie, Laree Hulshoff, Carol York Photo by Bruno
Betty Neuman, Jack Adleta, Dianne Adleta, AWARE, Museum Tower
Betty Neuman, Jack Adleta, Dianne Adleta Photo by Bruno
Anne DeFilippo, Angelo DeFelippo, Lisa Shardon, Paul DeFilippo, AWARE, Museum Tower
Anne DeFilippo, Angelo DeFilippo, Lisa Shardon, Paul DeFilippo Photo by Bruno
John Sughrue, Dan Rizzie, AWARE, Museum Tower
John Sughrue, Dan Rizzie Photo by Bruno
Lea Anne Laughlin, AWARE, Museum Tower
Lee Anne Laughlin Photo by Bruno
Doug Crosby, Lynn Casper, Cassie Crosby, AWARE, Museum Tower
Doug Crosby, Lynn Casper, Cassie Crosby Photo by Bruno
Kay Hammond, Jim Hammond, AWARE, Museum Tower
Kay Hammond, Jim Hammond Photo by Bruno
Emily Gary, Barbara Gary, AWARE, Museum Tower
Emily Gary, Barbara Gary Photo by Bruno
Linda Ivy, Steve Ivy, AWARE, Museum Tower
Linda Ivy, Steve Ivy Photo by Bruno
Steve Snider, Pat Snider, AWARE, Museum Tower
Steve Snider, Pat Snider Photo by Bruno
Mike Sadler, AWARE, Museum Tower
Mike Sadler Photo by Bruno
Lori Lindley, Ted Dameris, AWARE, Museum Tower
Lori Lindley, Ted Dameris Photo by Bruno
Lynn Burgin, Lyle Burgin, AWARE, Museum Tower
Lynn Burgin, Lyle Burgin Photo by Bruno
Steve Sandborg, AWARE, Museum Tower
Steve Sandborg Photo by Bruno
Tammy Hartnett, Will Hartnett, AWARE, Museum Tower
Tammy Hartnett, Will Hartnett Photo by Bruno
Thetis Hilliard, Terri Miller, AWARE, Museum Tower
Thetis Hilliard, Terri Miller Photo by Bruno
Xiao-En Fang, Michelle Fang, AWARE, Museum Tower
Xiao-En Fang, Michelle Fang Photo by Bruno
Dan Rizzie, Laree Hulshoff, AWARE, Museum Tower
Barbara Daseke, Dan Rizzie, Laree Hulshoff, Carol York, AWARE, Museum Tower
Betty Neuman, Jack Adleta, Dianne Adleta, AWARE, Museum Tower
Anne DeFilippo, Angelo DeFelippo, Lisa Shardon, Paul DeFilippo, AWARE, Museum Tower
John Sughrue, Dan Rizzie, AWARE, Museum Tower
Lea Anne Laughlin, AWARE, Museum Tower
Doug Crosby, Lynn Casper, Cassie Crosby, AWARE, Museum Tower
Kay Hammond, Jim Hammond, AWARE, Museum Tower
Emily Gary, Barbara Gary, AWARE, Museum Tower
Linda Ivy, Steve Ivy, AWARE, Museum Tower
Steve Snider, Pat Snider, AWARE, Museum Tower
Mike Sadler, AWARE, Museum Tower
Lori Lindley, Ted Dameris, AWARE, Museum Tower
Lynn Burgin, Lyle Burgin, AWARE, Museum Tower
Steve Sandborg, AWARE, Museum Tower
Tammy Hartnett, Will Hartnett, AWARE, Museum Tower
Thetis Hilliard, Terri Miller, AWARE, Museum Tower
Xiao-En Fang, Michelle Fang, AWARE, Museum Tower

When duty calls, deep-pocketed Dallasites answer — especially when it comes to to the Alzheimer's Women's Association for Resources Education (A.W.A.R.E.), an organization that raises money for the greater Dallas chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. 

Longtime supporter Laree Hulshoff hosted the inaugural Artist Against Alzheimer's event in the gallery at Museum Tower, which showcased 15 pieces by Dan Rizzie, one of her favorite painters.

Rizzie mingled with charitable guests — including Peter DoroshenkoSteve Sandborg, Linda and Steve Ivy, Richard TettamentTammy and Will HartnettLynn and Lyle Burgin, John Sughrue, and Barbara Daseke — as they sipped on wine and perused the art. Among the treasures on display was Rizzie's iconic painting titled Nature Morte, which quickly sold in the live auction, along with a private dinner for eight with the artist.

All tallied, the fundraiser raked in more than $41,000 for A.W.A.R.E. and its dedication to Alzheimer's research, treatment, education and resources for families impacted by the disease.