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Benefiting the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
On Saturday, October 16 at Resorts World Las Vegas, Keep Memory Alive will honor legendary musicians, Smokey Robinson and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds at the 25th annual Power of Love® gala. Twenty-five years in the making, the highly anticipated evening of friendship and philanthropy will feature performances from a list of notable artists, along with exquisite cuisine from celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Bobby Flay, and exciting live and silent auctions with truly priceless products and experiences.
Keep Memory Alive will present its Alive Global Community Leadership Award to K.T. Lim, Chairman and CEO of Genting Group, developer of Resorts World, in honor of his outstanding accomplishments and generous philanthropic support around the globe for those with neurodegenerative disease.
During the course of his 50-year career in music, Motown legend Robinson has accumulated more than 4,000 songs to his credit, first dominating the R&B scene through the 1960s and early ‘70s as a member of The Miracles, then as a solo artist. His numerous awards include the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, an Honorary Doctorate from Howard University, Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds
Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds is one of the most celebrated creative forces in music history, having earned 12 Grammy Awards, 26 number one R&B hits, more than 200 top 10 R&B, over 50 top 10 pop hits and hundreds of millions of streams and sales worldwide. Industry awards and honors include the Soul Train Music Awards, BMI Awards, NAACP Image Awards, American Music Awards and BET Walk of Fame Award. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Caregivers to people with Alzheimer’s disease are “the true heroes who need support so they can take care of themselves, which ultimately helps them care for the patient. It’s a blessing to use my talent to help people with Alzheimer’s and their families,” Kenny Edmonds told Keep Memory Alive in 2014. His experience with his mother, who died of Alzheimer’s disease in 2012, moved him to become a supporter of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, which each Wednesday presents the Barbara “Spicy Lady” Edmonds Lunch & Learn education series in her memory (clevelandclinic.org/NevadaEvents).
The Impact of the Power of Love
Twenty-five years and millions of dollars later, the impact of the Power of Love gala on patient care is immeasurable. Funds raised by Keep Memory Alive have benefited the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Since opening its doors in downtown Las Vegas in July 2009, the center has delivered more than 220,000 appointments; conducted over 100 clinical research studies; and provided 60,000 educational, therapeutic and support visits to the community. It currently has 6,000 lives in its care.
Photo: Courtesy of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health