Yvonne Crum’s trademark lapis necklace with a giant “Y” was given to her by her husband, Mayo, on their first anniversary.

Yvonne and Mayo Crum are honorees of the 2019 Aging Mind Foundation Gala, which will be March 23 at the Joule Hotel in Dallas. Registration for the Gala is available at agingmindfoundation.org. The Aging Mind Foundation was founded in 2013 to raise money to fund research that seeks the cause and cure of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The Crum couple have been married for more than 50 years. Yvonne raises money for Alzheimer’s and dementia research as well as other causes while Mayo experiences the end stage of Parkinson’s disease. He currently lives in a memory care facility. “Last May, his doctor told us Mayo probably had six to seven months to live,” Yvonne said in a statement. “Mayo is day to day now. I go see him several times each day, but I always wonder when I leave if that’s the last time I’ll see him.” Find out more about Yvonne and the couple’s amazing love story by reading our interview with Yvonne.

The Aging Mind Foundation has raised nearly $2 million and has funded four Alzheimer’s dementia research projects. Proceeds from the 2019 Aging Mind Foundation Gala will benefit Yale University’s Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair program.

Presented by Headington Companies, The Joule and Forty-Five Ten, The Aging Mind Gala will be hosted by Greg Creed, CEO of Yum! Brands, with entertainment from country singer Jay Allen. Sherwood Wagner is serving as the Honorary Chair and Kathy Nelson as Gala Chair.

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