Please join us at the 29th annual Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala. The event will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Hilton Chicago and is co-chaired by former honorees Maggie Murzanski and June Barnard. Funds raised benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. More than 800 guests will gather to recognize advances made in the fight against Alzheimer's — and rally around the growing movement to end the disease. The evening includes a cocktail reception, three-course dinner, program, auctions and live music and dancing.
Princess Yasmin Aga Khan began the Gala in honor of her mother, actress Rita Hayworth, who died as a result of Alzheimer's disease. Under Princess Yasmin Aga Khan's leadership, over $66 million has been raised through the Chicago and New York Rita Hayworth Galas. These funds, combined with other donations, have helped the Alzheimer's Association work toward our vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease.