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Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter Hosts Annual “FORGET-ME-NOT” Gala, An Evening To End Alzheimer’s
June 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm$1250
Members of New York City’s philanthropic, business, health care and Alzheimer’s communities will join forces at the annual “Forget-Me-Not” Gala, An Evening to End Alzheimer’s hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter. The Chapter is expected to raise $1.5 million at this year’s event, which will be emceed by David Hyde Pierce, Tony Award winning actor and tireless advocate in the Alzheimer’s community.
Actor Dominic Chianese will receive the Chapter’s Creative Leadership Award for his work as the founder of “Joy Through Art” foundation, an organization that brings professional artists trained in music and theater to nursing home residents. Chianese was previously honored in 2005 for his riveting and realistic portrayal of dementia sufferer Uncle Junior on the hit HBO series The Sopranos.
EmblemHealth, a New York City-based health insurer and wellness company, will receive the Chapter’s Community Leadership Award for its innovation to bring a new type of care – EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care – to New York’s diverse communities. Located in Harlem, Cambria Heights, Queens, and Chinatown, EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care is an inviting place where the community is welcomed to meet face-to-face with EmblemHealth professionals to ask questions, get reliable information and solve problems. Accepting on behalf of EmblemHealth will be Dan Finke, President and Chief Operating Officer, EmblemHealth.
The gala will be chaired by Jeff Gitlin, U.S. Health Services Advisory Leader, PwC.
Also in attendance will be actor Victor Garber, an ardent supporter of the Chapter who lost both parents to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
The evening will offer a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, and dinner and dancing to Hank Lane Music and Productions with Harris Lane, band leader. The live auction will be led by Jamie Niven, Chairman, the Americas, Sotheby’s.