The Solomon Carter Fuller Brain Health Brunch on Saturday and the Solomon Carter Fuller Award and Ecumenical Candlelight Service of Remembrance event on Friday evening are both being postponed due to concerns over Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“We had a very fun and informative weekend planned, but, regretfully, we will have to do it all at a later date due to Coronavirus concerns,” Barbara McKinney, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin Diversity Coordinator, tells Madison365. “As soon as we find out when that is going to be, we will let the community know.”

The original plan was to honor Charlie Daniel and Dr. Dorothy Farrar Edwards with Trailblazer Awards at the Solomon Carter Fuller Recognition Award and Ecumenical Candlelight Service of Remembrance on Friday, March 13 at Mount Zion Church on Madison’s south side.

The Annual Solomon Carter Fuller Brain Health Brunch, now celebrating its 10th year, was supposed to have taken place at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Fitchburg on Saturday, March 14. This is an annual celebration of brain health in the African-American community where people can learn about healthy aging strategies, caregiver support, and Alzheimer’s disease research programs in Madison originally had renowned Alzheimer’s disease researcher Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson as its featured speaker.

“We are still hoping to host the events,” McKinney says, “we are just not quite sure at this moment when it will be.”