Book Discussion with Authors of The Living Memories Project Benefiting Long Island Cares

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A book presentation and discussion will be held Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at the Huntington Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY.

Huntington, NY - March 19, 2014 - The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last, written by Dr. Meryl Ain and Stewart Ain of Commack and Arthur Fischman of Philadelphia is a book being published this month that shows how grief can be transformed into positive action and living legacies. The book contains a collection of heartwarming stories of lives remembered and actions taken by individuals and families to keep the legacies and memories of loved ones alive. Individuals profiled in the book include celebrities and a number of Long Islanders. 
 
Celebrating the launch of The Living Memories Project, the authors will host with a presentation and discussion of the book's message Wednesday, April 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Huntington Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, New York, which has generously donated its facility for this special event. Featuring special guest singer/songwriter Jen Chapin, daughter of the late folk rock icon Harry Chapin who is among thse featured in the book, proceeds from this event will benefit Long Island Cares, a nonprofit organization founded by Harry Chapin that brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry on Long Island.  
 
The event will include the program and a meet and greet with the authors, Jen Chapin and others featured in the book, as well as an interactive group discussion.A variety of wine and cheeses will be provided. Individual admission is $30; individual admission with book, bookmark and tote bag is $60, and the price for two people, book, bookmark and tote bag is $80. The first 50 people to buy a ticket with the book will also receive a Jen Chapin CD. 
The Living Memories Project describes through interviews, anecdotes, essays, poems and photographs the way 32 people remember loved ones through a variety of different ways. For instance, retired journalist and television host Nick Clooney speaks about the way he memorializes his sisters, Rosemary and Betty Clooney; actor Jack Klugman recalls his longtime acting partner Tony Randall; Lynda Johnson Robb speaks about her mother, and author Malachy McCourt discusses keeping alive the memory of his brother, Frank, author of “Angela’s Ashes.”
 
The book’s authors have experienced loss and understand the challenges in moving beyond mourning and channeling their grief into meaningful action.       
 
“The book was cathartic and therapeutic for us to research and write,” said Dr. Ain. “It is our hope that readers will find inspiration and healing in the many ways that the people we interviewed have preserved the memories, values, and passions of their loved ones.” 
To RSVP and make advance credit card payment call or email Tina Giardino at (631) 582-3663 x105 or tgiardino@licares.org
 
Find The Living Memories Project on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @LivMemoriesProj.
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