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May 12, 2018 | The Hilton Chicago



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The Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala
The Hilton Chicago
Chicago, IL

May 12, 2018

Cocktail Reception

6:30 p.m.

Dinner and Program

8:00 p.m.

Valet Parking:
Please enter the Hilton garage from Balbo Avenue.

Gala Attire:
Formal - black tie optional.

Hotel Info:
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In 2016, the world lost one of the great entertainers, Gene Wilder, to Alzheimer's disease. As Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, he continues to inspire all of us to believe that anything is possible with the power of imagination—including a world without Alzheimer's. This year, the Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala will celebrate "Pure Imagination" and will dare to imagine what its 800 guests can do together to make the impossible possible.

Our gala chairs Jon and Allie Harris are excited to bring you the magical world of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory to celebrate the imaginative researchers, caregivers, and advocates that strive to fulfill our vision of a world without Alzheimer's—a true golden ticket. The evening includes a cocktail reception, three-course dinner, program, auctions, live music for dancing… and a surprise or two.

Jon and Allie Harris

2018 Chairs
Jon and Allie Harris

Princess Yasmin Aga Khan began this event in honor of her mother, actress Rita Hayworth, who died as a result of Alzheimer's. Under Princess Yasmin Aga Khan's leadership, a grand total of over $74 million has been raised through the Rita Hayworth Galas. These funds, combined with other donations, have helped the Alzheimer's Association make significant progress toward our mission to eliminate Alzheimer's disease.

More Information

The Greater Illinois Chapter serves the more than a half million Illinois residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease throughout our chapter area. Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter.


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