THE ASSOCIATION FOR FRONTOTEMPORAL DEGENERATION’S INAUGURAL HOPE RISING BENEFIT
Three members of the AFTD community, Donald Newhouse, AFTD Board member Kathy Newhouse Mele, and Daniel Hedaya, will host AFTD’s inaugural New York City benefit, Hope Rising. The evening will celebrate one of AFTD’s most generous supporters, David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications, who will be honored with the Susan Newhouse & Si Newhouse Award of Hope.
SPECIAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCE | KELLI O’HARA, Tony Award Winning Actress
HONORING | DAVID ZASLAV, President & Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications with THE SUSAN NEWHOUSE & SI NEWHOUSE AWARD OF HOPE
HOST | PAULA ZAHN, American Journalist and Newscaster
ATTENDEES INCLUDE| Daniel Hedaya (actor), David Zaslav, Donald Newhouse, Kathy Newhouse Mele, Susan Dickinson, Frank Bennack, Jr. (Executive Vice Chairman of Hearst), Dr. Margaret Maier Cuomo (daughter of former governor Mario Cuomo), Mary Erdoes (CEO of J.P. Morgan Asset Management), Victor and Patricia Ganzi, Carol Sutton Lewis, Allison and Joe Magliocco, Kathy Newhouse Mele, Gillian and Sylvester Miniter, Elyse and Michael Newhouse, Victoria Newhouse, Jay Penske (Penske Media), Joanna and Dan Rose (Chairman of Rose Associates), Catherine Saxton, Barbaralee Diamonstein Spielvogel (Author).
WHAT | AFTD’s Inaugural Hope Rising Benefit
WHEN | Thursday, September 29th
WHERE | The Pierre Hotel | 2 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065
ARRIVALS | 6:00PM
EVENT BEGINS | 7:00PM
ABOUT | Not all dementia is Alzheimer’s. The most common form for people under age 60 is FTD. The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is the leading nonprofit working to improve quality of life for people affected by FTD, and to drive research to a cure. The inaugural Hope Rising Benefit is the largest event of its kind ever hosted by AFTD, targeting increased awareness of FTD and support needed to accelerate AFTD’s mission. Those gathered on 9/29 will play a vital role in advancing: collaborative research; increased awareness; vital support for those directly impacted; education for healthcare professionals; and advocacy for appropriate, affordable services.
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