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| July 30, 2012 | Parties National

THE PARTY The Alzheimer’s Association celebrated its 25th anniversary Rita Hayworth Gala at the Hilton Chicago. THE PLAYERS Attendees included Alzheimer’s Association founder Jerome Stone; Rita Hayworth’s daughter Princess Yasmin Aga Khan; Steering Committee gala chair June Barnard; Alzheimer’s Association President and CEO Harry Johns; Secretary of State Jesse White; and Dawn Hasbrouck, who opened the evening as the guest emcee. Joan and Paul Rubschlager, owners of Rubschlager Baking Corporation, were recognized as the Civic Award Honorees for their generous donation. THE SCENE The night began with a cocktail reception and music by Peter Oprisko, followed by a three-course meal. Among the stunning auction items was a custom necklace designed by Rona Pfeiffer (Michelle Pfeiffer’s sister-in-law) that was featured in the Tim Burton film Dark Shadows. Guests later enjoyed dancing to the sensational sounds of Lynne Jordan & the Shivers. THE BOTTOM LINE The evening raised more than $1 million for the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through research and to provide and enhance care and support for all those affected. Photos by Bill Richert



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