On Tuesday, March 13, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) honored Kim Campbell for her charitable work at our Premiere Women’s Luncheon at Club Colette in Palm Beach.
The ADDF, which is the only charity focused solely on finding new drugs for Alzheimer’s, raised over $300,000 for life-saving research at the elegant event. The luncheon was hosted by the iconic actress, designer, and philanthropist Jane Seymour, who explained the disproportionate effect Alzheimer’s has on women. She noted: “Two-thirds of patients are women. And so are two-thirds of caregivers.”
ADDF Co-Chairman Leonard A. Lauder presented the Great Ladies Award to Kim Campbell, saying: “Kim has shown us all what grace under pressure looks like. Together, she and Glen presented the world another face of Alzheimer’s.”
Kim Campbell founded Careliving.org, which is designed to inspire, encourage, and empower caregivers to care for themselves while caring for others. In her heartfelt acceptance speech, Kim said: “I am extremely humbled to receive this Great Ladies Award and express my sincerest thanks to Leonard Lauder and everyone at the ADDF for their continued dedication to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s.”
The luncheon also featured a hopeful discussion between Jane Seymour, the ADDF’s Chief Science Officer Dr. Howard Fillit, and Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton, who is director of the UA Center for Innovation in Brain Science. Jane asked the scientists about the promising treatments now in development for Alzheimer’s, including Dr. Brinton’s allopregnanolone.
Guests enjoyed an exciting live auction conducted by Thomas C. Quick, which included an exquisite pair of Lorenz Bäumer earrings and a yacht cruise from Fleet Miami. Lorenz Bäumer is also generously donating 20% of the proceeds from his trunk show this week at the Brazilian Court Hotel to the ADDF.
Every dollar raised at the Premiere Women’s Luncheon supports drug research programs for Alzheimer’s. The Luncheon was co-chaired by Ashley Campbell, Nancy Goodes, and Jan Willinger. Among those in attendance were Judy Glickman Lauder, Ruth Baum, Robert Bennett, Elena Brim, Judy Bronfman, Susie Elson, Ginger Feuer, Phil Gross, Bobba Paul Hauserman, Susan Keenan and Bob Wright, Vicki Kellogg, Dana Koch, Laura Landro, Mary Alice Pappas, Cobey Rapaport, Mark Roithmayr, Robbi Toll, Janice Worth, and ADDF Board members Mitchell D. Eichen, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, Elise Lefkowitz, Thomas F. McWilliams, and Sharon Sager.