WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A fundraiser in Wichita Saturday literally brought music to the ears of Alzheimer’s patients.

The event, sponsored by the Grant Chapel AME Church was called the Music and Memory Lunch, and it was a benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association music therapy program.

Those who took part were treated to lunch, and the funds raised were used to help buy iPods, MP3 players and other music related gifts for Alzheimer’s patients in the greater Wichita area.

The Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority helped put the event together.

Breana Jones with the Alzheimer’s Association of Wichita said music can be a key to helping those who suffer from the disease.

“So, with the music, it’s just kind of a whole new light,” Jones said. “Music brings about memories that we thought were lost. It’s like that back door to those memories but they’re not broken, they’re still there.”

The fundraiser was able to help reach nearly 300 people.