The 3rd annual Rita Hayworth Luncheon will be held on Friday, March 10th, at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach to raise money for patient care and research programs.
The event is co-hosted by Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, founder of the Alzheimer’s Association, and Carleton Varney, world renowned designer who remodeled the hotel and ballroom where the event will take place.
The Rita Hayworth Luncheon is named after Princess Yasmin Aga Khan’s mother who passed away from the disease. Rita Hayworth was a famous actor and dancer who married Prince Aly Khan, descendant of the Persian Qajar dynasty. While both have other children, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan is their daughter together.
Hayworth was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 61 and suffered from the disease which eventually led to her death 7 years later. Her daughter started the Alzheimer’s Association during the time she was sick, and has since raised $70 million for the cause. The Association is now the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer patient care, support, and research.
This year’s gala will include a fashion presentation from Indian-American fashion designer, Naeem Khan. Khan is known for his intricately detailed gowns and for dressing the Duchess Kate Middleton, the Queen of Jordan, and Michelle Obama.
There will also be a featured speaker, Dr. Heather M. Snyder, Senior Director of Medical and Scientific Operations for the Association.
The schedule includes a reception and silent auction, lunch, and tea and champagne by the pool.
Tickets are $300 - $500. To reserve tickets to this Friday’s event call 312-604-1680.