The 28th annual Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala, chaired by Susan and Jim Draddy, was held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Hilton Chicago. The event was a great success, raising over $1.3 million for the Alzheimer's Association. The theme of this year’s Gala is "The Best is Yet to Come" which directly relates to our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.
Held annually on Mother’s Day weekend and attracting more than 900 guests, the Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala helps the Alzheimer’s Association support cutting-edge research, raise awareness and address the needs of Americans living with the disease and their caregivers. The evening includes a cocktail reception, three-course dinner, program, auctions and live music for 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 $65 million has been raised through the Chicago and New York Rita Hayworth Galas.