‘The Voice’ Contestant Set To Perform At 8th Annual Movin’ For Memory Walk

‘The Voice’ Contestant Set To Perform At  8th Annual Movin’ For Memory Walk
Janet Cruz / 23 Sep 2022 / No Comments » Comments

By Janet Cruz.

Havasu folks may be familiar with the music that Jay Allen plays since he performed at the annual Movin’ For Memory walk back in 2019. And he can be seen on the hit show “The Voice” on Monday and Tuesday nights.

If you tuned in on Monday, Allen, advanced and chose to join team Gwen Stefani and will compete among many talented hopefuls in the show’s new season.

“I decided to audition for ‘The Voice’ in hopes that I could further my mission in the fight against Alzheimer’s,” Allen said.

Allen is best known for writing and performing “Blank Stares” – a song he holds close to his heart after his mom past away from Alzheimer’s. His song has since gone viral and moved up the charts on iTunes after his appearance on the show. His song has also helped him raise money for Alzheimer’s awareness. Allen has helped raise over $100 million for the cause.

Jay Allen performs at the Movin’ For Memory Walk in 2019 in Lake Havasu. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

“After the disease took my mother, I dedicated my life to this cause, so it was very emotional to see our story showcased on national television,” says Allen.

“Following my performance during the season premier, I’m proud to say that my song ‘Blank Stares’ climbed to No. 2 on the iTunes Country chart. It also happened to be World Alzheimer’s Day, so it’s hard not to believe this was all in God’s plan,” he said.

He is set to perform this November for the annual Movin’ For Memory walk in Lake Havasu City hosted by the Dementia Connection which is affiliated with the Havasu Community Health Foundation.

“Lake Havasu is beautiful and I can’t wait to be back. I’ve toured the country and there’s nothing like it – the water surrounded by mountains is breathtaking,” he says.

The Dementia Connection of Havasu raises awareness about the importance of exercise for memory health every year.

Walk-up registration at this year’s event will be available at 7:30 a.m., Nov, 5, at the London Bridge Beach Stage. The walk and rally begin at 8 a.m. Tickets are $20. On Oct. 6, tickets will be $30.

To register for the walk, click here: https://www.raceentry.com/races/movin-for-memory/2022/register

There will be lots of raffles and live music.

For more information on the walk, visit the RiverScene Magazine calendar, or event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1109669776570599

You can also tune in on Monday nights to view Allen on the hit show “The Voice” on NBC.

Movin’ For Memory Walk. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene

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