Sammy Hagar, Alice Cooper among 2023 Keep Memory Alive lineup

The 26th Annual Power of Love Gala takes place Feb 18th in Las Vegas

Keep Memory Alive has announced a prestigious lineup of entertainers taking part in the 26th annual Power of Love gala on Saturday, February 18th at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The marquee fundraising event raises crucial funds for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health to provide quality care, resources and many no-cost support and education services to patients and their caregivers as they fight brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, multiple system atrophy and multiple sclerosis.

Grammy Award-winning recording artist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Sammy Hagar, a longtime supporter of Keep Memory Alive, is performing and serving as musical curator for the evening, alongside the gala’s musical director Greg Phillinganes.

The event will include performances and appearances by Alice Cooper, Paula Abdul, REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, John Mayer, Sam Moore, Michael McDonald and Rick Springfield.

In addition, Maria Shriver, founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) will be in attendance as a strategic advisor for Women’s Health and Alzheimer’s at Cleveland Clinic. The event coincides with the first anniversary of WAM formally joining Cleveland Clinic to advance gender-based research, treatment, prevention and education of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases in women.

A nostalgic evening, the 26th annual Power of Love gala falls on the anniversary of the death of Lou Ruvo, the namesake of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, whose battle with Alzheimer’s disease serves as the catalyst for the gala. In this spirit, Keep Memory Alive Co-Founders and Vice Chairs, Larry and Camille Ruvo, will present the Community Leadership Award to entrepreneur and philanthropist John Paul DeJoria, who was at the original memorial dinner for Lou and wrote the first check that inspired Keep Memory Alive and the annual Power of Love gala.

The evening will also pay tribute to Las Vegas native and the original Las Vegas Raider, the late David Humm, to help shine a light on multiple sclerosis and the research being done at Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Also in attendance, as well as in charge of preparing the gourmet cuisine for the evening, will be celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck, a supporter of Keep Memory Alive for many years, and Tal Ronnen, founder and chef of Crossroads and author of The New York Times Best Seller “The Conscious Cook.”

Buddy Iahn
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