June 15, 2015
June 8, 2015: Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter, annual "Forget-Me-Not" Gala, An Evening to End Alzheimer's at The Pierre in Manhattan
The Chapter, which marks its 30th year of providing services to New York City's Alzheimer's community, raised $1.75 million at the event. Almost 600 members of New York City's philanthropic, business, health care and Alzheimer's communities attended the gala emceed by award-winning actor Jonathan Groff, who lost his grandmother to Alzheimer's disease.
Kim Campbell, wife of Country Music Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Glen Campbell, received the (New York City) Chapter's 2015 Caregiver Leadership Award for heightening awareness about the challenges of caregiving. Their story is captured in the extraordinary documentary "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me."
Lou-Ellen Barkan, President and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter, said, "Tonight we are joined by many stars of the screen, stage and even the football field. I would like to thank them for shining a spotlight on this devastating disease. ... As an Alzheimer's caregiver - on and off the screen - Kim has raised awareness about the demands of this important role.
See: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Ph ... -20150615#
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