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January 11, 2007 - A Night at the Moulin Rouge - Alzheimer's Community Care

What: 2008 Palm Beach Gala at The Breakers benefits Alzheimer's Community Care

Where: The Breakers, Palm Beach

When: Friday, January 11, 2008

Time: 7:00 PM Cocktails & Silent Auction; 8:00 Dinner, Awards, Live Auction, Dancing & Entertainment

Beneficiary: Alzheimer's Community Care

Master of Ceremonies: Jim Sackett

Gala Chairperson(s): Geri & Frank Marrow,and, Herme de Wyman Miro

Honorary Chairperson(s): Lois Pope and Lee Albert (in Memoriam)

Committee Members: PALM BEACH GALA COMMITTEE: Jerome Juska, Beverly Kennedy, Joy Miltenberger, Spencer Valentine, Eva H. Forsyth, Linda Prince, hayden, Hosford, Suzy Minkoff, Richard Jankus, Lina Jankus, Frank Morrow, Geri Morrow, Patty Bouchard, Leslie Spero, Patsy Spero, Jules Sacks, Taylor Morgan, Lexye Aversa, Lisa Van Coppenolle, Marianthi DiLenge, Richard Gray, Amy Bernard, Anka Birgu, Candide Booth, Carol Caggiano, Robin coven, Debra cunningham, Peggy Davies, Rick Goldsmith, Suzi Goldsmith, Elyssa Kupferberg, Stephen Lindsay, Bebe Pesenti, Bjaye Pilotte, Michele Poole, Barbar Rentschler, Jean Roghman & Andrianne Weissman - PALM BEACH GALA JUNIOR COMMITTEE: Anka Birgu, Sallie Ransom, Leslie Garcia-Furey, Luiza Wasielewska, Chris Erhard, Ruia Wardak, Roger Plevin, Erin Schoenthal, Geri Morrow,Frank Morrow, Elizabeth Belger, Richard Jankus, Lina Jankus, Jules Sacks, Liz Bacall, Bonnie Burke, Maryann Clohessy, Ginny L. Coyle, Michael Fieger, Blair Frangos, Paul Frankfurth, Lorraine Hernandez, Ann Evelyn Hesslink, Pam Hunt, Nathalie Joseph, Yolanda Knox, Victoria LaBelle, Bertha Matics, Bryan Miller, Judy Myers, Linda Oliver, Allyn Pier, Marla Schneider, Sarah Spicer, Melissa Swartzbaugh & Nancy Telese

President(s): Mary M. Barnes

Entertainment: "CanCan" and "Sprakling Diamonds", by the Zanadu Group; Ballroom Dance by Warren Babette Brown, and "Lady Marmalade" by The Zanadu Group & The Michael Rose Orchestra

Music: The Michael Rose Orchestra

Sponsors: MOULIN ROUGE THEME UNDERWRITER: Verichip Corporation - LELIDO COCKTAIL RECEPTION UNDERWRITERS: Hamilton Jewelers, Lawrence J. DeGeorge and Florence A. DeGeorge Charitable Trust - LADY MARMALADE SPONSORS: Commerce Bank, Gerald Berson, The Rhoda and David Chase Family Foundation, Inc. - CANCAN ENTERTAINMENT UNDERWRITERS: Leslie & Patsy Spero Charitable Foundation, Suzy Minkoff, The International Society of Palm Beach, The Richard & Helen DeVos Foundation, Tyco/ADT Security Services, Inc. - PARADISE LATIN SPONSOR: Sydelle & Arthur I. Meyer - RED CURTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY UNDERWRITERS: Elayne Flamm, Henry Fong and Mary Virginia Knight, Hayden Hosford & A.B. Levy - PLANNING UNDERWRITER: Cafe Protege - GRAND RAFFLE UNDERWRITER: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Auctioneer: Neil Saffer, Saffer Auction Company

Board of Directors: Larry E. Butcher, Chair; Clark D. Bennett, vie Chair; James Fragakis Gregorty, Treasurer/Founding Board Member; Randy K. Johnson, Sr., Assistant Treasurer; Patricia K. Tracy, Secretary; John B. McCracken, Esq., Immediate Past Chair; MEMBERS: Hon. Paul A. Damico, Robert J. gorman, Esq., Richard Lucas, Frank Morrow, G. Mark Shalloway, Esq., AudreyWolf - Mrs. C. Kenneth Baxter, Honory Board Member, Donald K. Baxter (deceased) Funding Board Member; and, Mary M. Barnes, President/CEO(

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino, Director, Blacktie-South Florida

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

 Maryrose Nelson, Geri Morrow, Bernie Rohe, Rosalie Failla & Jenny Pauline Morrow
Maryrose Nelson, Geri Morrow, Bernie Rohe, Rosalie Failla & Jenny Pauline Morrow

“A Night at the Moulin Rouge” C’est Magnifique
Palm Beach, FL – “A Night at the Moulin Rouge,” the 2008 Palm Beach Gala at the Breakers benefiting Alzheimer’s Community Care was truly C’est Magnifique. Can-Can dancers, a profusion of feather boas and red roses amid a stunning crimson, gold and black decor created an authentic atmosphere reminiscent of the famed Parisian club. Approximate Gala revenues were in excess of a record-breaking $500,000.
            Gala chairs Geri and Frank Morrow and Hermé de Wyman Morrow greeted guests as they entered the Mediterranean room for the cocktail reception and silent auction.  Among the attendees were Honorary Vice Chairs General & Mrs. Alexander Haig; International Honorary Chairs Gerald Berson, Rhoda & David Chase, Dr. Richard and Marilyn Lew Jacobs, Sydelle Meyer and Suzy Minkoff; National Honorary Chairs, Mr. & Mrs. Clark Bennett, Larry Butcher, Henry Fong and Mary Virginia Knight, James Fragakis Gregory, Mr. & Mrs. Dick Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. Mark Shalloway, Leslie & Patsy Spero and Mr. John Tolomer.
            Jim Sackett, NewsChannel5 anchor, was the evening’s Master of Ceremonies and introduced Larry Butcher, President of the Board of Directors of Alzheimer’s Community Care and Mary Barnes, the organization’s President and CEO who warmly thanked the evening’s chairs and reminded everyone of the importance of the mission of Alzheimer’s Community Care. Guests enjoyed exciting ballroom dance presentations by the International Dance Team of Warren and Babette Brown, dancing to the music of The Michael Rose Orchestra and the spectacular dance productions of Zanadu. Presentations to the evening’s generous benefactors included a special tribute to Lois Pope, the gala’s Honorary Chair and recognition of Leo Albert, in memoriam. A sumptuous French-inspired dinner by the Breakers was enjoyed by all.
            Auctioneer Neil Saffer, led a spirited live auction consisting of: A 2008 Mini Cooper Convertible, courtesy of Braman Motorcars of Palm Beach; A Diamond Bib Icicle Necklace, courtesy of Hamilton Jewelers, a Five-day stay at Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona, courtesy of Canyon Ranch and Southwest Airlines and a special trip to France with added amenities including tickets to the actual Moulin Rouge, courtesy of Gianni and Lexye Aversa. VeriChip Corporation President Scott Silverman was presented with a special award for being the evening’s Moulin Rouge theme sponsor. The Grand Prize Drawing for an eight-day, seven-night Regent Seven Seas European cruise completed the perfect evening.
            Alzheimer’s Community Care has developed innovative and proven programs that have served thousands of families. A specialized day care program provides numerous support services. For more information, please call (561)683-2700 or visit
Contact:            Ila Fox Ardleigh
                        (561) 750-8171

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