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Published in CenterView on January 30, 2012

Campbell concert to benefit MIND Center

Country Music Hall of Famer Glen Campbell will give a benefit performance as part of his final concert tour, "The Goodbye Tour," at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson.


Proceeds from the event will benefit the MIND Center (Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Research), a cutting-edge Alzheimer's disease research center.

Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster locations.

In June, Campbell announced that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, the debilitating brain disease, and that this will be his final tour.

"We are so honored to have such a legendary performer shining a light on this dreaded disease," said Dr. Tom Mosley, director of the MIND Center. "Through his brave fight with Alzheimer's Mr. Campbell is showing people around the world that research needs to be a priority."

Proceeds from the concert will support MIND Center research. Mosley and his team are currently leading one of the largest and most comprehensive studies ever conducted of mid-life risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and related forms of cognitive decline.

In the $26 million National Institutes of Health-funded investigation, Mosley is leading a consortium of top medical institutes in analyzing data collected from 16,000 participants over more than 20 years. The innovative study allows MIND Center scientists to look back in time - to when the research participants were middle-aged - and identify factors that predict development of dementia later in life.

Four of Campbell's children and his wife of 29 years, Kim, are scheduled to play back-up. Their band, Instant People, will also open for Campbell.