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Sylvia Mackey honored at Alzheimer's Association Memory Ball

Alzheimer's Association, for the 12th year, again hosted its mega-successful annual "Memory Ball" at Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel. The well-deserving honoree this year was beautiful and charming Sylvia Mackey, an advocate for Alzheimer's research for many years, and wife of the late John Mackey, the legendary Baltimore Colts right end, NFL Hall of Famer and one-time NFL Players Association president. When bizarre behavior manifested itself in 2001, John was diagnosed with Frontal Temporal Dementia. His dedicated, loving wife and full-time care giver, Sylvia, championed his struggle with this debilitating illness and has been a spokeswoman for the Alzheimer's...