Recap: Charity Auction for Alzheimer's Los Angeles with Greg Barris

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Charity Auction at Amoeba Hollywood with Greg Barris

Comedian Greg Barris hosted our auction to benefit Alzheimer's Los Angeles at Amoeba Hollywood on Saturday, October 5th and he slyly and effortlessly charmed our audience into digging deep into their pockets to support an amazing organization-- while they also scored some pretty cool stuff!

Alzheimer's Los AngelesAmoeba matched all winning bids, which meant we doubled the money going to Alzheimer's Los Angeles and their mission to provide free education and support services to families and caregivers who need it so desperately. 

Alzheimer's Los Angeles works to improve the lives of local families affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia by increasing awareness, delivering effective programs and services, providing compassionate support, and advocating for quality care and a cure. They offer free classes and workshops about brain health, memory concerns, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, along with care counseling and so much more.

Greg Barris is an American Comedy Scene Darling and served as a staple in New York’s downtown stand-up scene for years. A frequent Time Out New York Critic’s Pick, much loved by Brooklyn Vegan and hailed as "Excellent" by The New Yorker, Greg created and hosted the long-running Brooklyn comedy variety show Heart of Darkness. Greg and guitarist / visual artist Dima Drjuchin (Corrupt Autopilot) teamed up to form the Wigmaker's Son. Together they created a Zappa-meets-Lonely Island pop fantasy comedy album, Greatest Tits, which also featured friend Reggie Watts. Greg released his debut stand-up album Shame Wave on aspecialthing records and will be releasing a new comedy album on the label in the near future. Greg now lives L.A. where you can find him on stages across the city and beyond.

A giant thank you to: Phil and Jackie and the crew at the New Beverly Cinema, Mauricio from Rockin' Pins, Christie at Redeye Distribution, Donna Ross at Concord Records, Kathie at Epitaph / Anti, Bloodshot Records, In-Tune Music, and our friends at Live Nation, just to name a few.

Genuine gratitude and a shout out to Patricia and Lawrence from ALZLA, and to Mike and especially to Chris ("Lightning Feet"), who made sure everyone got their prizes right on time!

Here are just a few of the items we auctioned off:

All together we raised MORE than $3,500.00!!!

Even if you didn't make it to the Auction, another way you can help support Alzheimer's Los Angeles is through their Walk4ALZ event on October 20th. You can join the Amoeba team and walk with us or donate online. Thanks again everyone and hope to see you at the WALK4ALZ on October 20th.

Charity Auction at Amoeba Hollywood

Charity Auction at Amoeba Hollywood

Charity Auction Items at Amoeba Hollywood

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