Hope on menu at Lauder Alzheimer’s luncheon

by AVENUE insider Photographed by Sean Zanni and Patrick McMullan/PMC
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

On Friday, October 27, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) held its Eighth Annual Fall Symposium and Luncheon called “Hope on the Horizon” at The Pierre in New York City. Over 400 guests raised more than $1.2 million for Alzheimer’s research.

“Hope is what we are here to talk about,” said host, Emmy Award winner and ADDF Board member Paula Zahn.

ADDF Co-Founder and Co-Chairman Ronald S. Lauder told the audience: “It takes millions of dollars to do this work. And we are going to do more. To win a race, you don’t slow down when you see the finish line. You push harder.”

Leonard A. Lauder joined his brother to present the organization’s Charles Evans Award to Sharon Sager, Managing Director, Wealth Management and Private Wealth Advisor at UBS, for her

support of Alzheimer’s research. Ms. Sager not only spoke about her family’s experience with Alzheimer’s, she described the affect it is having on the financial industry, as more people plan for a potential diagnosis.

The morning Symposium was led by the ADDF’s Executive Director Howard Fillit and featured researchers who have all reached clinical trials after many years spent developing their drugs.

Guests at the inspiring event included Renée and Robert Belfer, Thia Breene and Laurie Dowley, Nancy Corzine, Joyce B. Cowin, Charles M. Diker, Joel Ehrenkranz, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Mary-Ann Freda, Paul Fribourg, Stephanie Ginsberg, Roslyn Goldstein, Nancy Goodes, Michal Grayevsky, Susan Gutfreund, Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Raymond and Veronica Kelly, Deborah Krulewitch, Judy Glickman Lauder, Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, Laurence Leeds, Jr., Tom and Heidi McWilliams, Sydney Picasso, Sheila Johnson Robbins, Maria Savettiere, Frances G. Scaife, George Schiele, Alice Shure, Loring Swasey, Isaiah Thomas, Adrienne and Gianluigi Vittadini, and Stanford Warshawsky.



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