Alzheimer’s Association Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala

May 12, 2012–The 25th annual Alzheimer’s Association Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala raised more than $1 million for Alzheimer’s Association care, support, and research programs on May 12 at the Hilton Chicago. More than 600 guests attended the Mother’s Day weekend tradition and paid homage to the style and glamour of the silver-screen legend.

Photos by Bill Richert

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2 years ago
Posted by Ccylinder

I wrote a short film trailer about Rita Hayworth spanning her life with a focus about her battling the disease and misdiagnosis of alcoholism since doctors didn't know what Alzheimer's was when she started showing symptoms. The film will be used for both entertainment and awareness. Please watch the 30 sec clip and help spread the word about getting this important film made. No one has done anything like this, and it is to show what she went through to evoke understanding. Thanks in advance!

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