Head to the Wild, Wild West with Keep Memory Alive at Annual Shakespeare Ranch Rodeo & Dinner, July 19 & 20




Chef Emeril Lagasse Hosts Lavish Dinner to Raise Funds for Neurocognitive Disorders


On July 19 and 20, Keep Memory Alive will host the annual Shakespeare Ranch Rodeo and celebrity chef dinner with Emeril Lagasse for a weekend of Western-style fun and fundraising. Proceeds from the weekend’s events support Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s work toward enhanced treatments and research of neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS and dementia.

“We are very excited to once again host our annual rodeo and gourmet dinner with celebrated Chef Emeril Lagasse. We look forward to celebrating with all who have joined in the fight against memory loss,” said Larry Ruvo, Chairman of Keep Memory Alive. “At Shakespeare Ranch, guests will experience an extravagant weekend of thrilling professional rodeo events and delicious food and wine.”

Camille and Larry Ruvo, along with the McGill family, resurrected the Glenbrook rodeo in 2000 after it was discontinued in 1965. On Friday, July 19, the rodeo will feature bull riding and barrel racing, as well as carnival games, a watermelon eating contest for kids, Western-style barbeque and a special performance from country rock bank, Left of Centre. The day will also include a luxurious silent auction with an incredible variety of items ranging sports memorabilia and jewelry to travel packages.

On Saturday, July 20, the festivities continue when world-renowned restaurateur Emeril Lagasse cowboys up in the kitchen to prepare an extraordinary dinner at Shakespeare Ranch. Guests will enjoy the best of his signature cuisine with a selection of fine wine and spirits. The evening will also feature a surprise headliner; past entertainers include Lionel Richie, Robin Williams, Jay Leno and Sammy Hagar.

Tickets to the rodeo are $275 for adults and $75 for children under 13. Table sponsorships are still available for the Emeril Lagasse dinner, but space is limited. To reserve tickets to the rodeo and dinner visit or call 702-331-7054 or email Keep Memory Alive is a 501c(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible.


About Keep Memory Alive:
Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas. For additional information call (702) 263-9797 or visit


About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for cognitive disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health continuously work towards the development of early diagnosis and the advancement of knowledge concerning mild cognitive disorders, which could one day delay or prevent their onset. Patients receive expert diagnosis and treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment, promoting collaboration across all care providers, offering patients a complete continuum of care and infusing education and research into all that it does. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses clinical space, a diagnostic center, neuroimaging rooms, physician offices, laboratories devoted to clinical research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center. For more information, visit

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