Alzheimer’s Association Sponsorship

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter’s Gala was the setting for the launch of a new charity initiative by Pole Spin magazine in. The annual “Forget-Me-Not” Gala, An Evening To End Alzheimer’s was held at The Pierre’s Grand Ballroom in New York City on Monday, June 6, 2011. The event was the terrific evening of dining, dancing and entertainment. Highlighting the theme, “Raising Awareness,” where actor and advocate, David Hyde Pierce was the Gala’s MC and Chapter trustee, Peter A. Antonucci, of Greenberg Traurig as the Chair of the event. The evening honored philanthropists Bob and Helen Appel with the 2011 “Community Leadership” award.

American Pole Fitness Association and Pole Spin magazine partnered on this event with the credible Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter to support the cause by donating for auction, Premium VIP tickets to the second annual American Pole Fitness Championships 2011 in New York City, October 14, 2011. The guests are expected to be wined and dined as they take in the jaw dropping performances from some of the best male and female pole fitness athletes in the country competing for the coveted title.

Also included in the donation were subscriptions to Pole Spin magazine for event’s silent auction to raise funds for research to cure the devastating disease. The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter serves over 250,000 people with Alzheimer’s and related Dementias disease, as well as their family members and caregivers. The event raised over $1,200,000 to support the program and services!

Several categories of auction items included travel, lifestyle, restaurants, fashion, and sport from companies such as Gucci, Balenciaga, NY Yankee, NY Knicks, Alessi, Avis car rental company, CBS, The Empire Hotel, Fekkai hair product, New York Sports Clubs, New York Rangers, to name a few were displayed in front of 550 high-profile individuals representing some of the largest organizations and corporations in the country.

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