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Published on Thu, Feb 7, 2013 (9:43 a.m.)M E D I A A D V I S O R Y
Singing Legend Leon Gilliam of The Buck Ram Platters to Make “Unforgettable” Dream
Come True for 96 Year-Old Biggest Fan in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (February 7, 2013) – When a fan meets their favorite singer, it is a dream come true. When that 96 year-old fan is serenaded by that singer – and gets to dance with him – it is completely an “Unforgettable” dream come true.
Second Wind Dreams, along with Silver Sky Assisted Living, will make just such a dream happen when singing legend Leon Gilliam, formerly of The Buck Ram Platters, will honor one of his biggest fans, 96 year-old Frances M., whose dream is to have a special dance with him.
Frances loves music, the song “Unforgettable,” beautiful collectibles, and most of all, she loves Leon Gilliam. At the dream event, Leon will give a surprise dedication to Frances and, with some assistance, we hope Frances will dance a few steps with him.
Who: Frances, a 96 year-old resident of Silver Sky Assisted Living.
Leon Gilliam, formerly of The Buck Ram Platters, who was a vocalist with the group known for their hits “Only You” and “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” and whose rendition of “Unforgettable” is a fan favorite.
What: Making an “Unforgettable” dream come true for 96 year-old assisted living community resident Frances M. who will receive a special dedication by Gilliam and, hopefully, dance a few steps with him
When: Dream time: Monday, February 11, 2013 at 2:45 p.m.
Where: Silver Sky Assisted Living
8220 Silver Sky Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89145
Why: By educating society that everyone, even older people, has things they want to accomplish, helps people realize that no matter what our age, we all have hopes and dreams.
About Second Wind Dreams
Second Wind Dreams® is an international, nonprofit organization committed to changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams and educational programs that help caregivers understand the physical and mental challenges facing those with Dementia. Founded in 1997 by award-winning geriatric specialist P.K. Beville, M.S., the Atlanta-based organization is recognized as the first in the nation to focus on enhancing the quality of life for elders and changing society’s perception of seniors by making dreams come true. Affiliated with more than 500 elder care communities across the country, Second Wind Dreams® has made thousands of dreams come true for seniors living in the United States, Canada, India, Israel and other countries around the world. Its innovative educational programs, known as the Virtual Dementia Tour®, is a scientifically proven method of training designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with Dementia. For more information about Second Wind Dreams® visit www.secondwind.org, Facebook and Twitter.