Music & Memories gala benefits brain health, memory care


HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) – A Lowcountry nonprofit is working to help families stay on top of their brain health and memory care.

Memory Matters’ mission is to tackle memory loss early on, providing resources for adults dealing with dementia and Alzheimers.

“Loved ones will comment that after they have been in our program, whether it’s virtual or in-person, they notice that their loved ones may be more alert,” said Memory Matters Executive Director Mary Doyle.

The nonprofit works with federal agencies and receives grants, but 75% of Memory Matters’ funding comes from donations. That’s where their annual Music & Memories Gala comes in.

This year’s event was hosted by WSAV News 3’s Ben Senger and Storm Team 3 Chief Meteorologist Kris Allred and featured The John Brackett Quartet. Guests watched the livestream program from the comfort of their homes.

Memory Matters also hosted an online raffle, featuring over 90 items, from sapphire jewelry to golf retreats and cooking classes. Organizers say they succeeded their goal for the auction.

To learn more about the nonprofit and services offered, call 843-842-6688 or visit

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