2017 NYC GALA
What a night! the Global Lyme Alliance's annual gala raised nearly $2 million! These funds will support GLA's mission to conquer Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education and awareness.
Special thanks go to the night's honorees, Joseph Abboud and Marisol Thomas, for sharing their personal stories. Their moving and heartfelt remarks provided inspiration for all who were in attendance, and will foster awareness of Lyme disease and the need for a cure.
The evening was capped off with performances by Grammy award-winning artist Rob Thomas and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Chris Daughtry.
Thanks to our Gala Co-Chairs - Tim Baxter, Nick Lippman, Jay McInerney, Jarrod Nadel, Julian, Niccolini, David Nolan, Larry Scott, Rob Thomas, Alex von Bidder, and Honorary Event Chairs - Yolanda Hadid, Ally Hilfiger, Dee and Tommy Hilfiger, Thalia Mottola, Mike Schneider, as well as our master of ceremonies for the night, Rosanna Scotto. Thanks also to The Four Seasons Restaurant and executive chef Pecko Zantilaveevan for inspiring the wonderful food, and a spectacular setting created and generously donated by Lawrence Scott Events.
Thanks to your support, GLA will continue to advance scientific research leading to a reliable diagnostic test and better treatment protocols, as well as educate both the public and physicians about Lyme. We cannot thank you enough for joining us in this rapidly escalating battle.
ABOUT GLOBAL LYME ALLIANCE
Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) is the leading 501 (c)(3) dedicated to conquering Lyme disease through research, education and awareness. GLA has gained national prominence for its commitment to changing the course of Lyme disease by funding ground-breaking research, while expanding education programs for the general public and physicians.
The Threat Is Real. The Cure Is Coming.
CARLOS BRITO - CEO, Anheuser-Busch InBev
HEATHER GLASS - Designer and Retail Executive
BELLA HADID - International Supermodel
YOLANDA HADID - Actress and Passionate Lyme Advocate
ALLY HILFIGER - Author, Advocate and Fashion Designer
ARTHUR J. MIRANTE II - Principal, Avison Young
KAREN PEETZ - Former President, BNY Mellon
THALIA - Actress and Singer