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Country Talent from NBC’s The Voice Jay Allen – Benefit Concert In Wheaton, Illinois To Suppor

In September 2022, Alzheimer’s Champion and country music artist Jay Allen debuted as a contestant on “The Voice,” bringing new eyes and ears to the music he created after losing his mom, Sherry, to Alzheimer’s. Jay is ready to take the stage for a live performance at Memorial Park Bandshell in Wheaton, Illinois. The event will take place on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 6pm CT. The general cost of admission is $40 with $30 of each ticket sold going to the DuPage Co WTEA.  

“When I first came to Nashville 10 years ago, my mindset was similar to every aspiring dreamer who comes to Music City. But it was not until I wrote a song out of heartbreak, “No Present Like the Time,” trying to find a sense of understanding about my mom and her Alzheimer’s experience, that I truly felt like I was doing something special,” said Allen.

Allen wrote “Blank Stares” to tell his story and share the effects of this disease with the world. A video of him performing the song with his mother on stage went viral with over 500 million views on Facebook. His mother has since passed, but Jay continues to tour the country as an advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association, and the song has gone on to raise over $100 million dollars to help fight the disease. Jay has been featured on NBC’s The Voice, ABC World News, PeopleTV, Pickler & Ben, and in People & Forbes Magazine, among others. He was also presented The Caregiver Award by The National Alzheimer’s Association.

Today, there are more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, including 233,000 here in Illinois with more than 314,000 caregivers caring for them. As the size of the U.S. population age 65 and older continues to grow, so too will the number and proportion of Americans with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. By 2050, the number of seniors aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s is projected to double to nearly 13 million.

Event Details:

Memorial Park Bandshell

225 Karlskoga Avenue Wheaton, IL 60187

6PM CT – 9:30PM CT

Ticket Price $40 ($30 goes to the DuPage Co WTEA)




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