CINCINNATI — A Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that helps Ohioans with memory issues and their families received a big honor during its annual fundraiser.

What You Need To Know

  • Giving Voice Foundation helps memory care patients and their families with free programs

  • It's the 9th year for the Mimosas for Memories fundraiser

  • Giving Voice Founder and President Dr. Christian Gausvik created the nonprofit after watching his great grandparents struggle with memory issues 

Mayor Aftab Pureval declared it “Giving Voice Foundation Day” in Cincinnati. It was part of the organization’s ninth annual “Mimosas for Memories” event, raising money for programs that give patients and their caregivers an outlet and support.  

Giving Voice offers everything from free dancing and movement classes to workshops on Alzheimer’s and dementia, along with support groups for caregivers.

“Mimosas for Memories is an opportunity to bring folks together around Alzheimer’s and dementia to really to build awareness for the cause,” Giving Voice Founder Christian Gausvik said. “We also want to allow people to connect over something that’s often so terrible.”

“The challenge of dementia is really profound,” Pureval said. “So, intentionally focusing on this community of folks that are often left behind is just so inspiring.”

Gausvik specializes in treating older adults in his medical practice. He was inspired to become a doctor and to found Giving Voice after both his great grandparents were diagnosed with memory issues.

This event was expected to raise more than $120,000 for the nonprofit. 

Click here to learn more about the Giving Voice Foundation.