Power of Love®
SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019
Join us as we celebrate four-time Grammy Award winner
and his iconic music!
On Saturday, March 16, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry will gather together to celebrate Keep Memory Alive’s 23rd annual Power of Love® gala at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Make plans to take part in this extraordinary celebration, honoring legendary singer, songwriter, actor and record producer, LIONEL RICHIE, with many musical surprises and guest appearances to be announced! Enjoy luxury auctions, exquisite wines, tantalizing cocktails, and delectable cuisine prepared by WOLFGANG PUCK of the famed Spago and DANIEL HUMM of the renowned Eleven Madison Park—all while raising funds and awareness for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against brain disease including Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy.
Imagine being serenaded by Tony Bennett, Lionel Richie or Jennifer Hudson and dining on food prepared by celebrity chefs, along with wine selected by master sommeliers. Now, imagine how good you’d feel knowing that this festive evening in Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world, is so much more than a party.
Each year, Keep Memory Alive’s Power of Love® gala celebrates life and raises funds for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s programs and services. Since 2009, the year the center opened, this signature event has drawn Grammy Award-winning artists and celebrity chefs who have become household names. No wonder it now attracts a national audience.
The Stars Come Out
Over the years, guests have been entertained by Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, Snoop Dogg, Cee Lo Green, Enrique Iglesias, Jon Bon Jovi, LL Cool J, Lenny Kravitz, Barry Manilow, Stevie Wonder and many other luminaries. Chefs have included Mario Batali, Tom Colicchio, Scott Conant, Todd English, Thomas Keller, Michael Mina, Nobu Matsuhisa and Wolfgang Puck.
We’ve also honored superstars from various fields for their enduring commitment to the cause that Keep Memory Alive supports. Among this elite group are tennis great Andre Agassi; singer Tony Bennett, who was marking his 90th birthday; Michael Caine and Quincy Jones’ 80th birthday celebration, Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday, Gloria and Emilio Estefan; Siegfried Fischbacher of the legendary duo, Siegfried & Roy; and several Las Vegas community leaders whose philanthropy has been critical to Keep Memory Alive’s growth and success.
The Power of Love® started in 1996 with 35 friends convening at a memorial dinner for Lou Ruvo. Companionship turned to compassion, with the event unexpectedly transforming into a fundraiser that yielded $35,000, thanks to the love and the serendipitous benevolence of one friend who inspired the others.
Click here to see what Celebrity Page said about the 2018 event.
See how the Power of Love® gala has evolved since the beginning, becoming more popular and impressive with each passing year.
Powering Our Future
Thanks to your philanthropic support, since opening in 2009, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health has provided no-cost caregiver and community education and social services support to more than 6,000 individuals who have accessed more than 34,000 visits to our patient and family service programs.