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Power of Love® 2011

On Saturday, February 26, Keep Memory Alive celebrated its 15th annual Power of Love® gala at the Bellagio with a spectacular star-studded red carpet, celebrity chef dinner, exclusive auction items, and exciting announcements for the future of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The benevolent donations made at each Power of Love gala have helped Keep Memory Alive support its mission to provide enhanced treatment for patients suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raise awareness for these conditions, and help support Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

For the 1,100 guests in attendance, the unforgettable night included a four-course dinner created by celebrity chefs Jose Andres, Michael Mina, Wolfgang Puck, and François Payard, along with entertainment from comedians Brad Garrett and Ray Romano, Motown group Human Nature and singing sensation Eric Gomez. Over the past couple of months, Gomez has risen from Bellagio housekeeper to Sony recording artist after being discovered in the casino's employee talent show. No stranger to celebrity sightings, the gala also saw support and appearances by Lisa VanderPump from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, PEEPSHOW and Holly's World star Holly Madison, Laura Croft from Holly's World, actress Teri Hatcher, Caesars Palace headliner Matt Goss, choreographer Robin Anton, comedians Gilbert Gottfried and David Brenner, and actors Chazz Palminteri and Steve Schirripa. Also showing their support was casino mogul Steve Wynn and Senator Harry Reid.

Stirred by the generosity of the evening, Hatcher added a large, exclusive Oscars 2011 gift bag to the auction and Garrett and Romano spontaneously added additional seats to their auction item - dinner and a poker game at one of their houses.

Adding to the gala's excitement, Chairman and Founder of Keep Memory Alive, Larry Ruvo, gave a highly anticipated speech announcing that Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health will expand its clinical services in 2011 to include two neurological disorders that are currently underserved in Nevada, Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Directed by nationally-recognized physicians who have been recruited to lead their respective specialties, both programs will begin seeing patients this summer.

Past Power of Love™ Galas: 2012 | 2010 | 2009