Rita Hayworth Galas – Fund-raising events for the Alzheimer’s Association

Rita Hayworth Galas

The Rita Hayworth Galas, held annually in New York City and Chicago, are major fund-raising events for the Alzheimer’s Association. They honor legendary film star Rita Hayworth, who had Alzheimer’s disease. The galas are hosted by Ms. Hayworth’s daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan. The Chicago gala takes place on Mother’s Day weekend, and the New York gala is in the fall.

Since 1985, the Rita Hayworth Galas have raised more than $44 million. One hundred percent of those funds go toward research and support programs.

Chicago Gala

The 2007 Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala’s theme is “Tonight and Every Night,” named after a Rita Hayworth film that blends the elegant charm of the 1940s with a sense of remembrance and hope for the future.

When: May 12, 2007
Where: Hilton Chicago, Chicago, Ill.

New York City Gala Highlights from the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel

New York city gala attendees showed their generous spirit by raising a record $3.1 million dollars for Alzheimer research and support programs.

Phyllis George, former Miss America and businesswoman, was honored for her work in raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. Grammy award winner Michael McDonald performed classic Motown hits to keep in tune with the gala’s theme “Reach Out, I’ll Be There,” The Four Tops’ classic hit from 1966.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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