ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — A fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association was held at the Iron Smoke Distillery on Sunday — hosted by former News 8 anchor Maureen McGuire and local rock group The Dawgs.

The benefit was created to raise money for the Rochester and Finger Lakes chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

“We have great sponsors, tons of pizza from Caraglio’s, we’ve got wonderful gift certificates from local vendors including Barry’s Irish Pub in Webster, Wegmans, Dunkin, Yolickity,” said McGuire. “We’ve got great raffle prizes, and we’re just gonna dance and have fun and celebrate community and raise some money raise some money for a good cause.”

The fundraiser also raised money for Walk to End Alzheimer’s — an event held in over 600 communities throughout the nation, including Rochester, that also raises funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

Music at the event was performed by The Dawgs — a band whose mission is to partner with charity organizations to help them raise money to benefit children, the elderly, and the less fortunate, according to their website.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s event will take place October 8, 2022, at Frontier Field.