Keep Memory Alive's 18th "Power of Love" Gala in Las Vegas

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| Source: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Las Vegas, April 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, April 26, 2014, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry honored Gloria and Emilio Estefan at the 18th annual "Power of Love" Gala at at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The star-studded event raised funds for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against degenerative brain diseases including Alzheimer's, Huntington's and Parkinson's diseases, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy.

See video from Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health here: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/ClevelandClinic/KeepMemoryAlive

Highlights from the night included a special performance from Gloria Estefan, along with heartfelt tributes from Ricky Martin, Queen Latifah and Jordin Sparks. Guests were treated to a memorable duet by Gloria and Carole King and a debut performance from Emilio Estefan's newest artist, Fantine. Jon Secada joined Gloria and the Las Vegas Mass Choir on stage and closed the evening by singing a special rendition of "Coming out of the Dark." Celebrity supporters who also attended the event included film and TV luminaries Quincy Jones, Andy Garcia, Sharon Stone, Christopher Meloni and Steve Schirripa.

Continuing its 18-year history, the "Power of Love" Gala showcased a celebrity-chef-packed dinner prepared by superstar chefs Wolfgang Puck and Masaharu Morimoto. Guests were treated to a Dom Pérignon reception and bid on one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items, including a Cabo San Lucas weekend dinner experience with George Clooney, Cindy Crawford and Randy Gerber, and custom-designed diamond earrings valued at $52,000.

The "Power of Love" Gala was produced by headlining sponsor Bill Edwards Presents Inc. in partnership with Las Vegas and Keep Memory Alive, the fundraising arm of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

For more information about Cleveland Clinic's fight against brain disease, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for patients with Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis and related condition. The Center provides "patients first" care, support for caregivers and family members, and clinical trials to advance new therapies for neurological disorders. The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment, promoting a team approach to care, offering patients a complete continuum of care and infusing education and research into all that it does. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses a diagnostic and care center, social workers, MRI and PET scans, physical therapy, clinical trials suite, and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center. For more information, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

About Keep Memory Alive:

Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinson's, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas. For additional information call (702) 263-9797 or visit keepmemoryalive.org.

About LVCVA:

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.8 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to lvcva.com or LasVegas.com.

About Bill Edwards Presents Inc:

A premier live entertainment company, Bill Edwards Presents Inc. has been producing world-class attractions for more than a decade. The company has established itself through producing shows and events in a variety of venues - including festivals, theaters, casinos-resorts, performing arts centers and arenas. 

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