If I haven’t warned you and mentioned that the social agenda is about to take over the world, well now you know. Took a little break from the NY scene and headed over to our tri-state neighbor (Connecticut) for an amazing Gala – and it was worth it.
On April 2, the Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) held its annual “Time for Lyme” fund-raising Gala hosted at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich to continue raising awareness, increase fund researching in hopes of finding a cure for Lyme disease and other debilitating tick-borne illnesses.
The organization is a fusion born from joining together the Lyme Research Alliance and the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) and currently as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, its funds afford cutting-edge research to continue developing treatments that are effective with reliable diagnostic tools.
450 guests including U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Marla Maples, masters of ceremonies, TV Personality -Robert Verdi. Other distinguished guests included esteemed scientists, business leaders, and philanthropists and local residents and co-chairs -Rachel Robards and Marissa Swann who shared their personal experiences with Lyme Disease.
Prior to her departure back to Los Angeles for DWTS rehearsals, Marla Maples and her pro-dance partner, Tony Dovolani, mingled with attendees during the reception.
During dinner and following after the speakers, auctioneer Jason Lamoreaux of Stokes Auction Group geared up the energy to bid on auction items included four VIP tickets to Wimbledon men’s singles semi-finals, two tickets to 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and after-party, four tickets to Dr. Oz show, a private luxury living experience for one week at a private Aspen, CO residence (by the way, it sleeps 12 people) and so much other fun items.
Congratulations for raising over $900,000 (and counting) and to the following honorees for receiving the Lauren F. Brooks Hope Award:
Dr. Brian A. Fallon:
Director of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Research Center at Columbia University Medical Center
In the meantime, mark the calendars and help GLA in “uniting for a Lyme-free world” for the second fundraiser in New York on October 13. For more information and how to donate to the GLA, click here.