On Friday, August 2, the Alzheimer’s Association hosted its official Rita Hayworth Gala Hamptons Kick-Off Reception in Water Mill. The reception was hosted by Anne and Jay McInerney at their Ashgrove Farm home, along with Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, to celebrate the upcoming Rita Hayworth Gala in New York City on October 22.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Rita Hayworth Gala, which Princess Aga Khan started in honor of her mother, actress Rita Hayworth, who died as a result of Alzheimer’s. To date, under Aga Khan’s leadership, over $60 million has been raised through the Rita Hayworth Galas.
Guests in attendance included Harry Johns, CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, Tom Wallace of Eli Lilly, Gala Steering Committee members Cornelia Bregman, Sharon Bush, Margo Catsimatidis, Liliana Cavendish, Chele Chiavacci, Somers Farkas, Karyn Kornfeld, Louise Kornfeld, Robin Meltzer, Margo MacNabb Nederlander, Daryl Simon, along with the Young Leadership Committee (YLC) Co-Chairs Lizzie Meltzer and Rachel Apfel Glass, and YLC members Andrea Catsimatidis Cox and Brittany Stump.
Additional guests included NYC mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis, Christopher Nixon Cox, Blaise Labriola, Marlyne Sexton, David Lauren & Lauren Bush Lauren, Alexandra Lebenthal, Brendan Shanahan, Robert Wilson, Audrey Gruss, Bettina Zilkha, Nina Griscom, Lauren Day Roberts, Peggy Siegal, Francine LeFrak, Debbie Bancroft, Jennifer & Lonnie Wollin, Jonathan Farkas, Stephen Kornfeld, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Jim Signorelli and Nicole Miller to name a few.