Keep Memory Alive to Honor Neil Diamond at Power of Love Gala March 7, 2020

Keep Memory Alive to Honor Neil Diamond at 24th Annual

Power of Love® Gala, March 7, 2020

Las Vegas event shines spotlight on Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
and raises funds for the fight against brain diseases. Tickets on sale now.

 

Keep Memory Alive will honor legendary singer-songwriter and musician Neil Diamond at the 24th annual Power of Love® gala on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Tickets are on sale now at keepmemoryalive.org/power-of-love-2020.

 

Diamond, who announced his retirement from touring in 2018 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, will appear at the highly anticipated evening benefitting Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The Power of Love® gala generates the majority of annual funding for the services, care and resources the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides to patients and their caregivers in the fight against neurocognitive diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, multiple system atrophy, multiple sclerosis and more.

 

The celebration of Diamond’s career will include performances from an impressive list of contemporary artists to be announced at a later date. The evening will also feature exquisite cuisine from celebrity chefs, exciting live and silent auctions with one-of-a-kind products and experiences up for bid, and the presentation of the Keep Memory Alive Caregiver Hero Award.

 

“We’re honored to have the legendary Neil Diamond join us to celebrate his remarkable and wildly successful career and to bring awareness to the devastating diseases the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health researches and treats, including Parkinson’s,” said Keep Memory Alive Vice-Chairwoman and Co-Founder Camille Ruvo. “Nearly one million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s and the funds raised at the Power of Love® gala are critical in allowing us to provide these patients and those living with other neurological disorders with top-level care and their families with valuable caregiving resources.”

Throughout his illustrious and wide-ranging musical career as a singer, songwriter and performer, Diamond has had 38 Top 40 singles and sold over 130 million records worldwide. Perhaps best known for “Sweet Caroline,” his number one singles include: “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Song Sung Blue,” “Longfellow Serenade,” “I’ve Been This Way Before,” “If You Know What I Mean,” “America,” “Yesterday’s Songs,” and “Heartlight.” Diamond’s extensive list of achievements includes induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he recently received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

For more Power of Love updates, upcoming announcements or additional information, visit keepmemoryalive.org or follow on Instagram @keepmemoryalive, Twitter @keepmemoryalive and facebook.com/keepmemoryalive.

Photographer: Denise Truscello.

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 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 keepmemoryalive.org.

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 clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

Keep Memory Alive Hosts Second Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament on Sept. 27 with Jack Binion

 

Keep Memory Alive Hosts Second Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament on Sept. 27 with Jack Binion

The evening of poker and philanthropy will support Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against brain disorders

Keep Memory Alive is raising the stakes for brain health during the second annual Texas Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center. Hosted by casino legend Jack Binion, proceeds from the tournament will support the work of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, ALS, and more.

Open to all players 21 and older from beginner to advanced skill levels, the tournament is a $500 initial buy-in, with a first-place prize of $10,000. Runners-up will score exclusive chef dinners, awe-inspiring trips, exquisite jewelry, and first-class wine. Last year, Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson, Daniel “Kid Poker” Negreanu, Barry Shulman, Jack McClelland, and Jon Taffer played alongside participants.

Guests will enjoy cuisine from Clique Hospitality venues, including Bottiglia, Borracha, Greene St. Kitchen, Hearthstone, and more, along with cocktails from Casa Dragones. Exciting silent auction packages will be up for bid, along with a roulette table and other entertainment.

General admission tickets are also available for $125 per person for those not wishing to participate in the tournament, but still wanting to go all-in for brain health and support Keep Memory Alive.

“Last year’s inaugural event was so much fun, we knew we had to bring it back this year,” said Camille Ruvo, Keep Memory Alive’s vice-chairwoman and co-founder.  Research suggests that mental fitness, including learning and honing a skill overtime is good for your brain, so players really are going all in for brain health.”

To register for the tournament or to purchase tickets, visit keepmemoryalive.org/events. For event updates, upcoming announcements, or additional information, visit keepmemoryalive.org or follow on Instagram @keepmemoryalive, Twitter @keepmemoryalive, and facebook.com/keepmemoryalive.

(Jack Binion, Camille Ruvo, Larry Ruvo, courtesy: Keep Memory Alive)
(Guests participate in Keep Memory Alive 2018 poker tournament, courtesy: Keep Memory Alive)
(Entertainer, entrepreneur, consultant, and star of the hit television show “Bar Rescue” Jon Taffer, courtesy: Keep Memory Alive)

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 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 keepmemoryalive.org.

 

Shania Twain to Honor Lionel Richie at Power of Love Gala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Superstar Shania Twain to Present Lionel Richie with Honorable Award at Keep Memory Alive’s 23rd Annual Power of Love® Gala

Global Superstar Shania Twain will present Lionel Richie with an honorable award at Keep Memory Alive’s 23rd Annual Power of Love® Gala on Saturday, March 16, at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The pair duetted on a re-recording of “Endless Love” in 2012, hitting the top of the Billboard U.S. Hot Singles Sales charts. Twain will present Richie with an award in honor of his impactful musical contributions to the world and his support of Keep Memory Alive and its mission to find a cure for memory disorders by raising necessary funds for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Other talent appearing to honor Richie include Snoop Dogg, NE-YO, Miguel, Anthony Anderson, Leona Lewis, Bernie Williams, Pedro Capo, and Greg Phillinganes. The evening will also honor Lonnie Ali, wife and caregiver of the late Muhammad Ali, with the Caregiver Hero Award and feature Wolfgang Puck and Daniel Humm’s culinary talent.

The Power of Love Gala is a critical platform for fundraising and generates the majority of annual revenue needed to provide service, care and resources for patients and their caregivers in the fight against neurocognitive diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, multiple system atrophy, frontotemporal dementia and related disorders, multiple sclerosis and more.

For event updates, upcoming announcements or additional information visit keepmemoryalive.org or follow on Instagram @keepmemoryalive, Twitter @keepmemoryalive and facebook.com/keepmemoryalive.

 

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides expert diagnosis and treatment for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases; multiple sclerosis; frontotemporal dementia and related disorders; and multiple system atrophy. The center offers a continuum of care with no-cost opportunities for the community to participate in education and research, including disease prevention studies and clinical trials of promising new medications. An integrated entity, Keep Memory Alive, raises funds exclusively in support of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth and keepmemoryalive.org.

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 keepmemoryalive.org.

Robin Leach Honored with Street Dedication

 

 

 

 

Keep Memory Alive and City of Las Vegas to Honor
Robin Leach with Street Dedication
Las Vegas notables join ceremony celebrating longtime friend of Keep Memory Alive and supporter of Cleveland

Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health to kick off
Power of Love® gala festivities

A portion of Clark Avenue that runs past Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health will be renamed to Robin Leach Lane to honor the life and legacy of the veteran journalist, television personality, Las Vegas enthusiast and longtime supporter of Keep Memory Alive, the fundraising entity for the center.

A dear friend of Camille and Larry Ruvo, co-founders and chairpersons of Keep Memory Alive, Leach attended the original Keep Memory Alive fundraising dinner more than 20 years ago at Spago, helping it to evolve into the now signature Las Vegas philanthropic event, the annual Power of Love® gala.

Leach is survived by his three sons who issued a statement about the street dedication saying, “The beautiful show of community love with this everlasting memorial of Robin Leach Lane means so much to the Leach family. Robin is looking down with humility and raising a glass of champagne in appreciation of this honored dedication. He couldn’t have hand picked a finer location for his namesake lane. As a play on one of the famous Beatles’ songs, ‘Robin Leach Lane is in my ears and in my eyes and all the people that come and go stop and say hello.’ Thank you to everyone who made this special tribute possible. Much love from the Leach family.”

An avid advocate for Keep Memory Alive, Leach donated his time, talent and iconic voice to support its mission to fund the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, which offers research, care and resources for patients and their caregivers in the fight against cognitive diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, multiple system atrophy, frontotemporal dementia and related disorders, multiple sclerosis and more.

“Robin was truly one-of-a-kind and we are forever grateful for his support of Keep Memory Alive and the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health,” said Mr. Ruvo. “It is an honor to dedicate a piece of Las Vegas’ burgeoning downtown to Robin and his continuing legacy within the community and beyond.”

Notable Las Vegas residents will join Camille and Larry Ruvo, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Ward 5 Councilman Cedric Crear for a dedication ceremony on Friday, March 15 at 4 p.m. Guests in attendance to include President and Chief Executive Officer of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Myron Martin, as well as colleague and close friend of Leach, John Katsilometes, who will emcee the festivities. The celebration takes place the evening before the 23rd annual Power of Love® gala – an event Leach voiced for more than two decades.

“Robin Leach will always be remembered, not only for his larger than life public persona and coverage of our never-ending entertainment and dining options, but also for what he quietly did for our community,” said Mayor Goodman. “The city of Las Vegas and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health are indebted to Robin for his fun-loving spirit and generous efforts.”

“It is appropriate that the street that connects the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and The Smith Center be named for a man who was a great supporter of both institutions,” said Martin. “We miss him dearly.”

Robin Leach. Photo credit Erik Kabik.

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides expert diagnosis and treatment for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases; multiple sclerosis; frontotemporal dementia and related disorders; and multiple system atrophy. The center offers a continuum of care with no-cost opportunities for the community to participate in education and research, including disease prevention studies and clinical trials of promising new medications. An integrated entity, Keep Memory Alive, raises funds exclusively in support of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth and keepmemoryalive.org.

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 keepmemoryalive.org.

LUPO by Wolfgang Puck Welcomes Return of Sip & Savor, a Signature Food & Wine Affair, Tuesday, Feb. 12

LUPO BY WOLFGANG PUCK WELCOMES RETURN OF SIP & SAVOR,
A SIGNATURE FOOD & WINE AFFAIR,
TUESDAY, FEB. 12
Chef Wolfgang Puck to appear alongside his culinary team 
for an evening benefitting Keep Memory Alive

 

Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group will welcome the return of its signature philanthropic wine and food event, Sip & Savor, to Lupo by Wolfgang Puck inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hosted by Chef Wolfgang Puck, the unforgettable evening will offer a distinguished selection of Italian food and drinks, along with Italian-inspired music and entertainment, in an effort to increase awareness and raise funds for Keep Memory Alive supporting Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. 

 

Inspired by an Italian street fair, Sip & Savor will bring together a collection of Vegas’ favorite restaurants and chefs as they serve up specialty dishes throughout the night. Leading the dine-around experience and live-action stations are acclaimed chefs Dustin Lewandowski (Wolfgang Puck Corporate Chef Las Vegas), Kamel Guechida (Wolfgang Puck Corporate Pastry Chef), Matt Hurley (Executive Chef of CUT Las Vegas at Palazzo), Dylan Hallas (Executive Chef of Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at MGM Grand), Vincenzo Scarmiglia (Executive Chef of Cucina), Shawn Giordano (Executive Chef of LUPO at Mandalay Bay), and Mark Andelbradt (Executive Chef of Spago Las Vegas at Bellagio).

 

Each section of LUPO will serve a surprising array of fresh and made-to-order dishes, including handmade breads, pastas and pizzas (which will be demonstrated); a Suckling Pig, seafood risotto and basil pesto action stations; fresh mozzarella; and a garden bar with farmer’s market pickled vegetables and crisp salads. A cannoli, Italian ice, and gelato bar will top off the decadent affair alongside fresh-baked pastries, granita and Italian nougat.

 

Guests also may indulge in a selection of fine wines from more than 20 wineries, a Negroni bar with an interactive ice lounge hosted by Campari; an Amora tasting bar, house-made Limoncello and much more. 
With tickets starting at $175 for general admission and $225 for VIP — which includes early entry to the event, a meet and greet with Wolfgang Puck, and more — Sip & Savor will be an unforgettable affair as chefs, guests, and food aficionados come together to raise funds and support Keep Memory Alive. 
Tickets are now available for purchase by visiting www.eventbrite.com.

 

About Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group
The name Wolfgang Puck is synonymous with the best of restaurant hospitality and the ultimate in all aspects of the culinary arts. The award-winning restaurants in the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group include Spago (Beverly Hills, Istanbul, Las Vegas, Maui and Singapore); CUT (Bahrain, Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, London, Singapore, New York City, Doha, Washington, D.C. (2019));  Chinois (Santa Monica); Cucina by Wolfgang Puck (Las Vegas); Five Sixty (Dallas); The Source by Wolfgang Puck (Washington, DC); Lupo by Wolfgang Puck (Las Vegas); Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles); re/Asian Cuisine (Bahrain); Wolfgang Puck American Grille (Atlantic City); Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill (Las Vegas, Summerlin and Los Angeles); Wolfgang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina (Detroit); Wolfgang Puck Steak (Detroit); and WP24 (Los Angeles).  For more information, please visit www.wolfgangpuck.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

About Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas.  Mandalay Bay is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visitmandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

MICHAEL BUBLÉ GIVES DAZZLING PERFORMANCE AT KEEP MEMORY ALIVE’S 22ND ANNUAL POWER OF LOVE® GALA, APRIL 28

 

MICHAEL BUBLÉ GIVES DAZZLING PERFORMANCE AT KEEP MEMORY ALIVE’S
22ND ANNUAL POWER OF LOVE® GALA, APRIL 28
Event raised funds and awareness for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

 

 

 

 

 On Saturday, April 28, 2018, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry joined Keep Memory Alive to enjoy the musical stylings of world-renowned singer, Michael Bublé, at Keep Memory Alive’s 22nd annual Power of Love ® gala inside MGM Grand Garden Arena. The star-studded event raised funds and awareness for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against brain disease including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy.

 

The acclaimed crooner delighted guests with favorites “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “Feeling Good.” Bublé finished his set with a smashing rendition of the Beach Boys hit, “God Only Knows.” Celebrities who showed their support included, actress Marcia Gay Harden; superstar DJ Steve Aoki; Planet Hollywood resident Pitbull; Bar Rescue host Jon Taffer; Mötley Crüe lead vocalist Vince Neil; songwriter and vocalist Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds; and reality star, Scheana Shay. Additionally, Keep Memory Alive co-founder, Larry Ruvo, presented Former CEO and Executive Advisor of Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Toby Cosgrove, with specially-designed artwork in appreciation and recognition of his support and partnership and as a gift since Dr. Cosgrove recently stepped out of his position.

Continuing its 22-year history, the Power of Love® gala showcased a dinner prepared by superstar chefs Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Wolfgang Puck, who has participated in every gala since its inception. In addition to enjoying the finest cuisine, wine and spirits, guests bid on one-of-a-kind experiences during the event’s signature live and silent auctions. Items auctioned include a week-long stay in Guy Laliberté’s 21,000-square-foot home in Hawaii, vacation sailing off the coast of Australia aboard the ultra-luxurious MY Texas super yacht, a private tennis lesson with Stefanie Graf and Andre Agassi and dinner with rockstar Jon Bon Jovi, his wife and his son at his favorite restaurant in the Hamptons.

 

For more information about Cleveland Clinic’s fight against brain disease, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

 

 

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for neurological disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health provide early diagnosis, on-going care and optimal care. Patients receive expert treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and management, promoting collaboration across all care providers and integrating education and research into all aspects of care. Clinical trials are a major scientific focus of the Center; patients are provided with opportunities to participate in tests of advanced therapies for brain disorders. 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 www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

 

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, frontotemporal dementia, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas.  For additional information call (702) 263-9797 or visit www.keepmemoryalive.org.

Michael Bublé to Headline Keep Memory Alive’s 22nd Annual Power of Love® Gala, April 28

 

 

 

 

Michael Bublé to Headline Keep Memory Alive’s

22nd Annual Power of Love® Gala, April 28
Las Vegas Event Shines Spotlight on Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
and Raises Funds for the Fight Against Brain Diseases

 

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, Michael Bublé will take the stage for Keep Memory Alive’s spectacular 22nd annual Power of Love® gala. The star-studded evening will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to raise funds and awareness for the annual event benefiting Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

 

In addition to the dazzling musical entertainment, the Power of Love® gala will feature an exciting live auction, remarkable wine and cocktails and exquisite cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Generating the bulk of Keep Memory Alive’s revenue, the annual gala is imperative to the success of Keep Memory Alive and the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in the mission to enhance treatments and research of neurocognitive disorders.

 

Previous Power of Love® galas have celebrated the 70th birthday of boxing legend Muhammad Ali in 2012, the 80th birthday celebration for Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine in 2013 and the 90th birthday of legendary crooner Tony Bennett in 2016.

 

Additional event details to be announced soon. For more information, please call 702.263.9797 or visit www.keepmemoryalive.org.

 

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 www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

 

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 www.keepmemoryalive.org

 

Recap: Hakkasan Group Hosts First Ever Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting Keep Memory Alive – Monday, May 22

 

Yesterday (Monday, May 22) Hakkasan Group hosted its first ever Charity Golf Tournament at the Spanish Trails Golf Course. As an extension of the renowned hospitality group’s Hakkasan Gives Back initiatives, the company partnered with the Keep Memory Alive Organization supporting the mission of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and raised $50,000 for the local organization.

Kicking off at 9:30 a.m., over 200 guests headed to the destination for a day filled with golf and fun, all to benefit a truly important cause. Around 10:00 a.m. Nick McCabe, CEO of Hakkasan Group, joined Keep Memory Alive Co-Founder and Chairman Larry Ruvo to present him with a commemorative check for the organization.

“We are incredibly grateful to have the support of Hakkasan Group and cannot thank them enough for choosing Keep Memory Alive as the benefactor of the inaugural Charity Golf Tournament,” said Anna Robins, Senior Director at Keep Memory Alive. “The funds from this generous donation will be used to advance the important work of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health as we continue our mission to eradicate brain disease and support the patients and family members of those who suffer from them.”

As the day went on, participants enjoyed their time golfing on the stunning 18-hole course, where surprises were waiting at each stop hosted by local sponsors offering delectable cocktails, giveaways, and additional contests with chances to win prizes including a hole-in-one car giveaway by Earnhardt Buick GMC, Monster Drive Hole contest with Monster Electronics Package and Putter giveaway, Closest to Pin Contest with Bellagio Stay Package, and much more.

“Hakkasan Gives Back is an initiative that we take great pride in, and we’re extremely proud to be able to bring our company together to support our community in a variety of ways,” said Nick McCabe, CEO of Hakkasan Group. “The level of participation we received from local partners and clients was astounding, and we are delighted to be able to support such a wonderful cause.”

The day was a result of true community and Hakkasan Group would like to thank all of the sponsors for their contributions in hosting such a rewarding event.

Photo credit belongs to Aaron Garcia of Hakkasan Group

Jon Bon Jovi and Gwen Stefani to Perform at Keep Memory Alive’s 21st Annual Power of Love® Gala, April 27







Jon Bon Jovi and Gwen Stefani to Perform at
Keep Memory Alive’s 21st Annual Power of Love® Gala, April 27
Star-studded lineup continues to grow as celebrity chef Michael Mina joins Wolfgang Puck
 in the kitchen at the annual event benefitting Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

 

 

 World-renowned rock stars Jon Bon Jovi and Gwen Stefani will take the stage during Keep Memory Alive’s 21st annual Power of Love® gala on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The GRAMMY award-winning artists are the first confirmed performers at the annual philanthropic event, which benefits Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and will honor Ronald O. Perelman, chairman and chief executive officer of MacAndrews & Forbes Inc., this year.

Jon Bon Jovi reached international stardom as lead vocalist and guitarist of rock band, Bon Jovi, selling more than 130 million albums worldwide with famous singles including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “It’s My Life.” In addition to a successful music career, he is the founder of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which combats issues that force families and individuals into economic despair.

Widely considered one of the most successful female pop artists of her time, Gwen Stefani has achieved worldwide success as a performer, songwriter and Grammy award winning recording artist having sold more than 30 million albums worldwide with No Doubt and as a multi-platinum solo artist. Last year Stefani released her critically praised third album “This Is What The Truth Feels Like” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and featured the singles  “Used To Love You” and “Make Me Like You.”  Trendsetter Stefani is also widely recognized as an accomplished fashion designer and entrepreneur and recently launched her first children’s animated television series Kuu Kuu Harajuku on Nickelodeon. Stefani will resume her role as a coach on NBC’s three-time Emmy Award-winning competition series “The Voice” this month.

In addition to incredible performances, the exquisite night will boast remarkable wine, cocktails, and delectable cuisine prepared by a pair of celebrity chefs. Wolfgang Puck, an avid supporter of Keep Memory Alive since the gala’s inception, will return once again to create a one-of-a-kind menu alongside notable chef Michael Mina.

  

The Power of Love® gala, began in 1996 as an evening dedicated to fighting the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease with the founding of Keep Memory Alive by Larry Ruvo in honor of his father, Lou.  Since that night it’s blossomed into a celebration known for partnering with some of the most celebrated chefs and entertainers in the industry for an evening of philanthropy, while raising awareness and funds for Keep Memory Alive in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

 

Tickets now on sale at keepmemoryalive.org/pol. For all other inquiries, please contact events@keepmemoryalive.org or call 702.263.9797.

 

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 www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

 

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, frontotemporal dementia, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas.  For additional information call (702) 263-9797 or visit www.keepmemoryalive.org

CLEVELAND CLINIC LOU RUVO CENTER FOR BRAIN HEALTH AND THE CENTER FOR NEUROLOGICAL RESORATION NAMES ZOLTAN MARI, MD, SECTION HEAD OF THE MOVEMENT DISORDERS PROGRAM IN NEVADA

CLEVELAND CLINIC LOU RUVO CENTER FOR BRAIN HEALTH AND THE CENTER FOR NEUROLOGICAL RESORATION NAMES
ZOLTAN MARI, MD, SECTION HEAD OF THE MOVEMENT
DISORDERS PROGRAM IN NEVADA

Esteemed physician brings more than 23 years of expertise and
research in movement disorders to lead distinguished program

 

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health  (CCLRCBH) and the Center for Neurological Restoration (CNR) welcomes Zoltan Mari, MD as the Center’s new Section Head of the Nevada Movement Disorders Program and the Lee Pascal Parkinson’s Disease Scholar. Mari joins CCLRCBH after more than 10 years at Johns Hopkins University, where he most recently served as the Chief Director of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders. An expert in Parkinson’s disease (PD), Mari holds an extensive background in research and utilizes a dynamic approach to treatment, specializing in deep brain stimulation, clinical neurophysiology and more. Dr. Mari’s recruitment represents another step in the progress of Cleveland Clinic and the CCLRCBH providing excellent neurological care in Southern Nevada.

 

“In his time at Johns Hopkins University, Zoltan has proven his distinguished leadership abilities by spearheading the growth and development of their movement disorders center,” said Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, director of CCLRCBH. “His dedication to advancing medical research and recognition for providing outstanding patient care makes him a perfect fit within our team.”

 

Mari attended the Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University in Hungary before further medical training at the State University of New York and National Institute of Health. During his neurology residency, he became a staff member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. In his decade at Johns Hopkins University, Mari played an integral role in building the movement disorders program from the ground up, serving as director for multiple initiatives including the Dystonia Center, National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence and more.

 

“We look forward to continuing the success of our Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders Program with Dr. Mari’s expertise and guidance,” said. Dr. Hubert Fernandez, Director of the Center for Neurological Restoration at Cleveland Clinic. “Our program will benefit greatly with Dr. Mari and we are excited to further more expand the research arm that patients will directly benefit from one day.”

 

A leading mind and innovator in the field of deep brain stimulation, Mari established Johns Hopkins’ Deep Brain Stimulation Center and developed multi-disciplinary programs that have helped pave the way for exceptional clinical care. While at Johns Hopkins, he created a movement disorder clinical fellowship program that has since trained eight fellows. Over the course of his career, Mari mentored a multitude of students, earning him several  top teaching awards and established numerous nationally prominent continuing medical education programs. In his new role at CCLRCBH and CNR, Mari plans to implement the use of deep brain stimulation and increase community outreach around the treatment.

 

In addition to overseeing the clinical care and diagnosis of patients with movement disorders, Mari plans to expand the program’s ongoing research and treatment initiatives. Mari hopes to increase remote care outreach to provide enhanced, comprehensive care to those living across Nevada, as well as increase the number of clinical trials for PD. With the information obtained from research trials, Mari will focus on using advanced imaging to learn more about the origins of PD in an effort to develop a disease modifying therapy.

 

For additional information about Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, visit ClevelandClinic.org/BrainHealth. For additional information about Cleveland Clinic Center for Neurological Restoration, visit Newsroom.ClevelandClinic.org.  

 

About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. More than 3,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals, more than 75 Northern Ohio outpatient locations, including 16 full-service Family Health Centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2013, there were 5.5 million outpatient visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 157,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 130 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org.  Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

 

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 clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

Chef Rick Moonen to Host Bravo’s ‘Recipe For Deception’ Happy Hour Viewing Party at rm seafood on Jan. 28

RM SEAFOOD

CHEF RICK MOONEN TO HOST BRAVO’S ‘RECIPE FOR
DECEPTION’ HAPPY HOUR VIEWING PARTY AT
RM SEAFOOD ON JAN. 28

WHAT:
Bravo’s all-new series Recipe for Deception is debuting this month and Las Vegas’ own Celebrity Chef Rick Moonen of rm seafood and Rx Boiler Room at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place will appear on the Master Chefs-based episode on Thursday, Jan. 28
 
In this episode, four Master Chefs will play their hand at the competition including Lorena Garcia, Rick Moonen, Art Smith, and Bryan Voltaggio. Josh Altman, star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, and Andy Buckley, star of Bravo’s Odd Mom Out will appear as guest judges. 
 
In honor of this special appearance, Moonen will host a Recipe for Deception Happy Hour and Viewing Party at rm seafood to showcase the exciting episode. Starting at 9 p.m., guests will be treated to small plates prepared by Moonen, along with a special “Deception” cocktail created by Lead Barman Eric Smith, plus wine and craft beer to enjoy throughout the episode. This special event is priced at $25 (excluding tax and gratuity) and will feature passed appetizers including lobster rolls, crab cakes, salmon tataki and an array of sushi, to name a few.
 
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. For reservations and additional details, call (702) 632-9300. 
 

WHEN:

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at 9 p.m. (show starts at 10 p.m.)
 
WHERE:
Rick Moonen’s rm seafood
The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
(702) 632-9300
RSVP:
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Jessica Grimaldo by emailing jgrimaldo@rickmoonen.com

or call (702) 632-9300.
About Chef Rick Moonen:
Chef and cookbook author, Rick Moonen, has been one of the country’s leading advocates for the sustainable seafood movement for more than 25 years, bringing national awareness to this subject near and dear to his heart. His restaurant, Rick Moonen’s rm seafood at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, showcases his commitment to sustainability without foregoing culinary creativity and innovation, and has been critically acclaimed by local and national press alike.  In 2010 Rick made a memorable appearance on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, nearly taking home the title and raising thousands of dollars and national awareness for Three Square food bank in Las Vegas.  In May of 2011 Monterey Bay Aquarium honored Rick as their “Chef of the Year” for his tireless efforts towards sustainability. He’s been featured on CNN, TODAY, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, Dan Rather Reports, and many more.  Find him on Twitter @RickMoonen, Facebook.com/ChefRickMoonen, on Instagram @ChefMoonen or www.rickmoonen.com.

UNLVINO RETURNS FOR 40th YEAR, APRIL 9 – 12, 2014

UNLVINO

UNLVINO RETURNS FOR 40th YEAR, APRIL 9 – 12, 2014

 

Nevada’s original wine event, UNLVino, will celebrate its 40th year of “sipping for scholarship” April 9 – 12, 2014. Founded in 1974, UNLVino is a time-honored epicurean festival that continues Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s mission to raise millions of scholarship dollars for UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration. The 2014 event will span across four days of extraordinary food and wine events, taking place throughout The Strip and Downtown Las Vegas.

Event Details:  

  • Sip & Savor at Spago inside the Forum Shops at Caesars – Wednesday, April 9: 6 p.m. for VIP; 7 p.m. for GA
  • BAR-b-q at Caesars Palace Garden of the Gods Pool – Thursday, April 10: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Bubble-Licious at The Venetian’s Doge’s Palace Plaza – Friday, April 11: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Founders’ Grand Tasting at the Keep Memory Alive Events Center at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health – Saturday, April 12: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

 

Price:               Ticket prices vary per event, ranging from $100 – $275

Buy:                 Tickets for the 40th UNLVino can be purchased by visiting UNLVTickets.com or by calling 702-739-FANS (3267)

 

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Expands Multiple Sclerosis Services

Cleveland Clinic

CLEVELAND CLINIC LOU RUVO CENTER FOR BRAIN HEALTH
EXPANDS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SERVICES

New Doctor, Social Worker Advance Research Efforts, Spur First MS Clinical Trial

 The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is expanding its multiple sclerosis (MS) services with the addition of two new staff members –  MS specialist Le Hua, M.D., and clinical social worker Joanne Fairchild, L.C.S.W. The expanded team will allow the center to serve more MS patients and their families, while enhancing research opportunities that may one day lead to innovative new therapies or even a cure.

“The expansion of the MS program is integral to our mission to fight neurocognitive disorders,” said Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., ScD, Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. “We recognize that MS is an area of need in the greater Southern Nevada region and expanding our team with Dr. Le Hua and Joanne Fairchild will not only allow us to address the urgent care needs of patients with multiple sclerosis, but it will also provide us the opportunity to launch more MS clinical trials and increase our ability to find new treatments.”

Beginning Aug. 1, Dr. Hua will join Timothy West, M.D., Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program, and start seeing patients at the center. By collaborating extensively with staff at the Mellen Center at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, the center’s MS program offers a full continuum of treatment options. On-site capabilities include infusion therapy and advanced (3-T) MR imaging. Scans performed in Las Vegas are securely sent to expert neuroradiologists in Cleveland for interpretation.

Patients in the MS program also have access to the center’s physical, occupational and cognitive therapy program to help them manage their conditions. The services are seamlessly integrated in a comprehensive, patient-centered approach.

“The patient-centered approach, passion and dedication of the staff attracted me to the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health,” said Dr. Hua. “It’s an exciting time to work in the MS field. In just the past few years, our understanding of the disease has grown and through the ambitious research here in Las Vegas, we are hopeful that many more therapies will become available.”

Dr. Hua comes to the center after completing a fellowship in neuro-immunology and MS at the Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. She has experience working on clinical trials and using advanced MRI neuroimaging to better understand cognitive functioning in MS. Her expertise will be instrumental to growing the research program, as well as the launch of the MS program’s first clinical trial later this year.

Fairchild comes to the center from Harmony Health Care, where she assisted patients with MS and other autoimmune diseases. She will provide counseling to address the psychological needs of patients and their families.

“Supporting our patient families is central to our philosophy of care,” said Dr. Cummings. “I am very pleased that we are expanding our family services.”

The expansion of the MS program at the center was made possible through a generous grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

For more information on the programs at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, visit ClevelandClinic.org/BrainHealth or call 702-483-6000.

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 treatment of 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 http://www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

 

About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. More than 3,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, more than 75 Northern Ohio outpatient locations, including 16 full-service Family Health Centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and, currently under construction, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2012, there were 5.1 million outpatient visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 157,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 130 countries. Visit us at www.clevelandclinic.org.  Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

All American Cowgirl Chicks Give Special Performance at Keep Memory Alive’s Shakespeare Ranch Rodeo & Dinner

SHAKESPEARE RANCHKEEP MEMORY ALIVE

 

ALL AMERICAN COWGIRL CHICKS GIVE SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
AT KEEP MEMORY ALIVE’S SHAKESPEARE RANCH RODEO & DINNER

Equestrian Drill Team Rides to Help Raise Funds for Neurocognitive Disorders, July 19

 

 

At Keep Memory Alive’s annual Shakespeare Ranch Rodeo & Dinner on July 19 and 20, Trish Lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks® will give a special performance during the Friday afternoon rodeo. The event raises funds for 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 and dementia. This is the second time the group has participated in the Shakespeare Rodeo.

“We are thrilled to work with the All American Cowgirl Chicks again and are looking forward to their exciting equestrian performance,” said Larry Ruvo, Chairman of Keep Memory Alive. “Their impressive stunts and riding tricks will kick off a weekend of fun and fundraising to help in the fight against brain diseases.”

Hattie Stroud performs a layout with Trish Lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks® Photo credit: Trish Lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks®
Hattie Stroud performs a layout with Trish Lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks®
Photo credit: Trish Lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks®

 

Trish Lynn and the All American Cowgirl Chicks® are an equestrian drill team based in Texas that provides entertaining and inspirational rodeo performances. They perform trick riding and stunts in more than 85 performances a year and have been featured five times at the Tournament of Roses Parade and Equestfest.

Tickets to the rodeo are $275 for adults and $75 for children under 13. Table sponsorships are still available for the dinner hosted by Emeril Lagasse on Saturday July 20, but space is limited. To reserve tickets to the rodeo and dinner visit KeepMemoryAlive.org or call 702-331-7054 or email rodeo@keepmemoryalive.org. 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 www.keepmemoryalive.org.

 

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 http://www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

 

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

SHAKESPEARE RANCHKEEP MEMORY ALIVE

 

 

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 KeepMemoryAlive.org or call 702-331-7054 or email rodeo@keepmemoryalive.org. 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 www.keepmemoryalive.org.

 

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 http://www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

EPICUREAN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS PREPARE FAVORITE HOLIDAY RECIPES

 

EPICUREAN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

PREPARE FAVORITE HOLIDAY RECIPES

 

The scholarship recipients of the Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas (ECF) bring the culinary spirit of the holiday season with their favorite Thanksgiving recipes.

 

A freshman at the Culinary Institute of America in New York City, Ciro Fodera loves to bake his specialty, pecan ginger pumpkin cookies. Before moving to the Big Apple to pursue his love and passion for the culinary industry, Fodera interned in Canicatti, Sicily, as a prep chef at La Torre Home Services.

 

Cheyenne Vallette, a sophomore at the University of Las Vegas, Nev., is majoring in culinary arts management. For a traditional Thanksgiving side dish, Vallette’s specialty recipe is the sweet potato soufflé made with marshmallows. With a genuine passion for food, Vallette hopes to own a pastry shop one day.

 

Pecan Ginger Pumpkin Cookies:
 
Ingredients (3 dozen cookies)
1 cup pecan halves, divided
1 cup 100% bran cereal
1/4 cup light molasses
1 egg, beaten
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar, divided
3/4 cup Powdered Sugar Icing (see recipe below)
3/4 cup candy corn pieces
 
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove a couple of the pecan halves; set aside. Finely chop remaining pecans; set aside. Mix cereal, molasses and egg until well blended; let stand 5 minutes. Mix flour, baking soda and spices in separate bowl; set aside.
 
Beat margarine and 3/4 cup of the sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add cereal mixture; mix well. Stir in flour mixture until well blended. Add chopped pecans; mix well. Shape into 36 balls, each about 1 inch in diameter; roll in remaining 1/4 cup sugar until evenly coated. Place, 2 inches apart, on lightly greased baking sheets. Flatten the balls. Insert 1 whole pecan into top edge of dough round for the “pumpkin’s stem.”
 
Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies feel set to the touch. Let stand 1 minute; remove to wire racks. Cool completely. Spread each cookie with 1 tsp. of the Powdered Sugar Icing. Decorate with candy corn, using about 3 pieces on each cookie. Let stand until icing is set.
 
Powdered Sugar Icing:
2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. milk
Mix sugar and milk until well blended.
Note:
If a thinner consistency is desired, gradually stir in up to 1 Tbsp. of additional milk.
 
Sweet Potato Soufflé with Homemade Marshmallows:
 
Ingredients
3 pounds sweet potatoes                                           
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups softened butter                                                         
6 large eggs
1/2 cup self-rising flour                                                 
3 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon                                               
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Marshmallows (recipe follows)
 
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and cube the sweet potatoes. Boil the potatoes in water with the salt until tender. Drain the potatoes and cool to room temperature. Blend the potatoes with the remaining ingredients in a blender. Pour the blended mixture into a 9 by 13-inch casserole pan that has been greased with butter. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes until almost set and lightly browned. Turn the oven up to 400 degrees F. Top the soufflé with the marshmallows and then return to the oven. Continue baking for 5 to 10 minutes until the marshmallows are golden. Enjoy!
 

About Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas

Comprised of more than 40 of Las Vegas’ top food and beverage executives, the Epicurean Charitable Foundation not only awards students with scholarship funds to attend any four-year accredited university of their choice, it also provides mentorship throughout each student’s college career and helps to place the students in internships and jobs.  2011 marks the tenth year of the Epicurean Charitable Foundation and in its tenure the foundation has provided over one million dollars to local scholars and also over one million in charitable community grants to such organizations as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Lied Discovery Children’s Museum, UNLV Rebel Athletic Foundation, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Nevada Cancer Institute.  The Epicurean Charitable Foundation Las Vegas can be reached 702-932-5098 or by visiting www.ECFLV.org. Become a friend on Facebook: www.facebook.com/epicureanlv or follow ECFLV on Twitter: www.twitter.com/epicureanlv